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Did Magic Mushrooms Send Santa & His Reindeer ‘Flying’? Investigating Pre-Christian Santa Folklore

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*This article is the first segment in a new series that CE is launching which will explore the expansive topic of psychedelics. We will be chatting with some of today’s most well-respected figures in the field with hopes to broaden our understanding of the remarkable and enigmatic topic that is psychedelics. Stay tuned! 

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*Edit: CE by no means promotes eating wild amanita muscaria. Although very rare, there have been reported cases of amanita posioning so we suggest doing your research before trying to hunt it down. 

As a child, the Christmas season always represented great things. The holiday cheer, the familial celebrations, and most exciting of all, presents. But as I grew into adulthood, the sparkling veil of the Christmas season soon revealed it’s true form – a religious-based, commercial lie meant to perpetuate consumerism and materialism.

I eventually let go of my jaded view of Christmas, and created my own meaning for the holiday season, which now saw the end of the year as a dedicated time to spend with the ones I love, and to reflect on the experiences and lessons of the previous year. Not that Christmas is the only time to do this, but let’s face it, life has a tendency to otherwise keep us preoccupied.

But recently my views on Christmas were challenged once again, after reading up on the pre-Christian history of Santa Claus and his ‘magical’ reindeer. I was shocked to hear a proposed theory of the story’s origins, which explained how Santa may have originally been a northern Eurasian shaman who used the psychedelic mushroom amanita muscaria, and that many of the well known Christmas symbols, such as the tree, the star, and the gifts, were actually inspired by esoteric practices involving the red and white magic mushroom.

A Siberian Shaman With A Bag Of Special ‘Gifts’

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Could the story of Santa actually be inspired by Shamanistic practices out of Northern Europe and Asia during the pre-Christian era?

In his articleMagic Mushrooms May Explain Santa & His ‘Flying’ Reindeer, author Douglas Main explains how the story of Santa and his flying reindeer can be traced to an unlikely source: hallucinogenic or “magic” mushrooms. Speaking with John Rush, an anthropologist and instructor at Sierra College in Rocklin, California, Main learned more about Santa’s story.

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“Santa is a modern counterpart of a shaman, who consumed mind-altering plants and fungi to commune with the spirit world,” said Rush.

According to the theory, the legend of Santa derives from shamans in the Siberian and Arctic regions who dropped into locals’ teepee-like homes with a bag full of hallucinatory mushrooms as presents in late December.

As the story goes, up until a few hundred years ago these practicing shamans or priests connected to the older traditions would collect Amanita muscaria (the Holy Mushroom), dry them, and then give them as gifts on the winter solstice,” Rush told LiveScience. “Because snow is usually blocking doors, there was an opening in the roof through which people entered and exited, thus the chimney story.”

The Christmas Tree Connection

Amanita muscaria grows freely around conifers and birch trees. Could the tradition of placing presents under the tree be symbolic of psychedelic fungi's symbiotic relationship to forest trees?

Amanita muscaria grows freely around conifers and birch trees. Could the tradition of placing presents under the tree be symbolic of psychedelic fungi’s symbiotic relationship to forest trees?

In his book, Mushrooms and Mankindlate author James Arthur points out that amanita muscaria, also known as fly agaric, lives throughout the Northern Hemisphere under conifers and birch trees, with which the fungi —which is deep red with white flecks — has a symbiotic relationship. This partially explains the practice of the Christmas tree, and the placement of bright red-and-white presents underneath, which look like Amanita mushrooms, he wrote.

From Northern Antiquities, an English translation of the Prose Edda from 1847. Painted by Oluf Olufsen Bagge.

Was the Christmas tree tradition based off of ancient Northern European symbology? Painted by Oluf Olufsen Bagge.

Why do people bring pine trees into their houses at the Winter Solstice, placing brightly colored (red and white) packages under their boughs, as gifts to show their love for each other … ?” he wrote. “It is because, underneath the pine bough is the exact location where one would find this ‘Most Sacred’ substance, the Amanita muscaria, in the wild.”

Author Dana Larsen elaborated on the pre-Christian symbology of the Christmas tree in her article, The Psychedelic Secrets of Santa. She explains how the ancient northern European people, including the Lapps of modern-day Finland, and the Koyak tribes of the central Russian steppes, believed in the idea of a World Tree. The World Tree was seen as a kind of cosmic axis, onto which the planes of the universe are fixed. The roots of the World Tree stretch down into the underworld, its trunk is the “middle earth” of everyday existence, and its branches reach upwards into the heavenly realm.

The North Star was also considered sacred, since all other stars in the sky revolved around its fixed point. They associated this “Pole Star” with the World Tree and the central axis of the universe. The top of the World Tree touched the North Star, and the spirit of the shaman would climb the metaphorical tree, thereby passing into the realm of the gods” wrote Larsen.

“So Up To The House-Top The Coursers They Flew”: Breaking Down The ‘Flying’ Reindeer

Perhaps one of the most memorable aspects of Santa Claus mythology are his co-pilot counterparts, his flying reindeer.

Reindeer are rampant in Siberia, and are also known to include various fungi in their diet, as seen in the BBC Weird Nature video below.

Donald Pfister, a biologist who studies fungi at Harvard University, suggests that Siberian tribesmen who ingested fly agaric (amanita muscaria) may have hallucinated into thinking that reindeer were flying.

At first glance, one thinks it’s ridiculous, but it’s not,” said Carl Ruck, a professor of classics at Boston University. “Whoever heard of reindeer flying? I think it’s becoming general knowledge that Santa is taking a ‘trip’ with his reindeer,” Ruck said.

Controversy Over Linking The Pre-Christian Santa To The Modern Day Version of St. Nick

As convincing as the theory may be, many historians and anthropologists disagree with the Amanita shamanic version of Santa Claus, and claim that our current depiction of the jolly old man has in fact evolved from a 4th century Greek-Christian bishop named Saint Nicholas, who was known for his generous gifts to the poor.

A 13th-century depiction of St. Nicholas.

A 13th-century depiction of St. Nicholas.

Then, in 1823, a New York City aristocratic academic by the name of Clement Clarke Moore wrote the infamous poem, “A Visit From St. Nicholas” (which later became “Twas The Night Before Christmas“), which was thought to have been inspired by the Christian bishop, and which envisioned an entirely new portrayal of St. Nick.  Throughout the next few centuries, the image of Santa Claus became ubiquitous throughout Western culture, and was re-sculpted and refined by clever marketing organizations such as Coca Cola. Hence the fat, bearded character we know today.

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Santa as depicted in Coca Cola commercialism.

But Germanic folklore tells an even different story of the true origins of Santa Claus. Prior to Christianization, the Germanic peoples celebrated a midwinter event called Yule. With the Christianization of Germanic Europe, numerous traditions were absorbed from Yuletide celebrations into modern Christmas. During this period, supernatural and ghostly occurrences were said to increase in frequency, such as the Wild Hunt, a ghostly procession through the sky. The leader of the wild hunt is frequently attested as the god Odin, who bears the Old Norse names Jólnir, meaning “yule figure” and the name Langbarðr, meaning “long-beard.”

An 1886 depiction of the long-bearded Germanic god Odin by Georg von Rosen.

An 1886 depiction of the long-bearded Germanic god Odin by Georg von Rosen.

James Arthur wrote that at the very least, Santa’s sleigh and reindeer are references back to various related Northern European mythology. For example, the Norse god Thor (known in German as “Donner”) flew in a chariot drawn by two goats, which have been replaced in the modern retelling by Santa’s reindeer.

So Where Does Santa Really Come From?

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The true origins of the pre-Christian Santa are convoluted to say the least, however, one can only consider that the version we see of Santa today is a conglomerate of folklore and mythology from multiple Eurasian cultures of the past. Therein lies the issue of tracing Santa’s true beginnings.

That being said, investigating Santa’s past is amusing at the very least, and I think the shamanic version of the story stands as the most fascinating of all. What are your thoughts on the origins of Santa and his reindeer? Do you think the Amanita muscaria legend could be true? Share with us below!

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Researchers Discover An Eyeball & Teeth Inside The Face on Mars

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    Several peer-reviewed articles regarding the Face on Mars have shown strong evidence for "artificial surface intervention." The researchers mentioned here are convinced that artificially made structures exist on the surface of Mars.

  • Reflect On:

    What comes to mind when you think that giant structures built on planet Earth may also have been built on other planets? Mars used to be Earth-like, could an intelligent Bronze-Aged civilization have lived there in the past?

Dr. Horace Crater was the  Professor of Physics at the University of Tennessee Space Institute, who recently retired after 40 years and, unfortunately, also recently passed away due to natural causes. He was an assistant professor of physics at Vanderbilt before joining the Space Institute in September 1975. He was promoted to professor of physics in September 1987 and has been making breakthroughs in theoretical participle physics ever since.

According to the University of Tennessee Space Institute,  “He has a deep commitment to the study of very fundamental problems in relativistic quantum mechanics and quantum field theory, including the relativistic two and three body problem as it applies in atomic, nuclear, and particle physics. Over the years he has taught a wide variety of advanced courses including quantum mechanics, quantum field theory, solid state physics, and general relativity. He has published numerous refereed papers in the most prestigious physics journals. He enjoys teaching new things as he learns new branches of physics.”

Why am I writing about him? Perhaps because he’s one of the most recent examples (out of many throughout the years) who has been pushing the boundaries of false information published in science, something we see too much of today. For a reputable academician to even take on the ‘face on Mars’ subject is quite brave, but far from foolish. Dr. Crater, along with his research colleagues professor Stanley McDaniel and Ananda Sirisena, published a paper not long ago in the Journal of Space Exploration titled “The Mounds of Cydonia: Elegant Geology, or Tetrahedral Geometry and Reactions of Pythagoras and Dirac.”

A study that’s added to the already robust evidence pointing to “artificial surface interventions” on Mars as the study states. The main premise of the article is that these structures, if indeed artificial, “provide an elegant and concise way for an intelligent species to transmit to another intelligence evidence that it understands the basics of tetrahedral geometry, prime numbers, and the quantum mechanics of the electron’s spin, thereby giving additional evidence for the possibility of intelligent intervention.”

They found that the odds against change that these mounds were simply natural formations were hundreds of millions to one…in some cases, billions to one.  What really stands out is the fact that they also point out to the existing information which is already available suggesting artificial surface interventions on Mars.”

We (Joe Martino, Founder of CE & Arjun Walia, Senior Writer) recently sat down and did a podcast (access our podcasts here and our Explorers Lounge here) with Ananda Sirisena, who is one of the others of this study, as well as the new one shown below. You can listen to and access that podcast in its entirety, here.

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The study above primarily dealt with the mounds in the Cydonia region on Mars, and it was published. The one below was sent to me by one of the researchers, and unfortunately, Dr. Crater passed away before they could attempt to have this one published as well, as a follow-up to their first one. Anytime something like this is published in a mainstream scientific journal, by such credible and scholarly minds, it’s going to raise a few eyebrows. No matter how true something is, or how much evidence exists to at least entertain the hypothesis, if something goes against the grain or defies the current accepted framework of knowledge, it may not be published.

New Face On Mars Study

This is why I think it’s important to present to you what Dr. Crater was working on after he published the paper above because it no doubt captured his heightened interest. The new paper was called The “Face on Mars” –  Four Decades Later.

The abstract reads as follows:

“The anomalous characteristics of the so-called “Face on Mars” feature, as seen in the 1976 Viking image, was debunked 20 years ago by reference to a 1998 image taken by the Mars Global Surveyor. However ten years later, in 2008, a far superior image was obtained that shows details consistent with the original of 1976. By means of side-by-side comparisons, we show how this 2008 image gives an improvement in identification of the allegedly anomalous details.” 

The picture below was taken in 1976, by NASA

This one below was taken by Mark Carlotto, an image scientist with 30 years of experience in satellite remote sensing and digital image processing, who studied optics, signal, and image processing at Carnegie-Mellon University from 1972-1981, where he received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering. He’s had several positions in academia and industry. Here are some of the peer-reviewed papers he’s authored and c0-authored prior to this one.

It was published in Applied Options, reference: Digital Imagery Analysis Of Unusual Martian Surface Features – Applied Optics, Volume 27, No. 10

Members of the Society For Planetary SETI Research (SPSR) have, Mark, being one of them, also recently published a paper in the Journal of Space Exploration about certain features on the far side of the moon that appear in the crater Paracelsus C. Titled “Image Analysis of Unusual Structures on the Far Side of the Moon in the Crater Paracelsus C,” it argues that these features might be artificial in origin, meaning someone other than a human being built them and put them there.

What’s so special about the image below is that, upon enhancement, it should teeth like structures within the mouth. Keep in mind that we’re looking at a structure that’s approximately 2 miles thick.

Below is a screenshot of a section of the study sent to me, describing what took place with the image that was released in 1998…

Here’s a great quote from the paper itself regarding the 1998 image above:

The effect of the 1998 image of the facial feature, released by MSSS, has been to draw mainstream attention away from a feature on Mars that could be of great cultural value to humanity and to our future search for extraterrestrial intelligence. SETI will have to expand away from only a radio signal search to searching for planetary artifacts as a standard procedure. Perhaps our discovery of ETI may be closer to home than we ever thought possible.

The study then goes on to compare a picture from a decade later, which seems very strange because they look so different. What’s really going on here? Is NASA changing/airbrushing their pictures?

Shown below is the MRO CTX image: B01_010143_2216, acquired on 24th September 2008, from a
distance of just over 311 km. This image has not been processed and is presented here as obtained from
the MRO HiRise website. (The incidence and emission angles are shown in Table 1.)

According to the authors, the image below “shows clearly an ‘eyeball’ in the eye cavity and ‘teeth’ in the mouth area.”

As you can see, they, among many others, are quite convinced…

Corroborating Information That Puts The Nail In The Coffin

The study makes a good point with its conclusion, outlining how the focus of the search for extraterrestrial intelligence has primarily been in terms of radio SETI. On a side note, that thought reminded me of this document, showing possible interception of communications from extraterrestrial intelligence by the National Security Agency (NSA).  SETI should be considering a lot more than simple radio signals.

Despite not getting any mainstream attention, the idea that this debate was put to rest, as told by the mainstream decades ago, is simply not true at all.

The Journal of Scientific Exploration, in 1991, published a paper by Vincent DiPietro, Greg Molenaar and John Brandenburg espousing The Cydonia Hypothesis. The abstract read, “Evidence suggesting a past humanoid civilization has been found at several sites on Mars. In particular, what appear to be large carved faces, with similar details, have been found at two separate sites. Together with geochemical and geological evidence that suggests Mars was once more Earth-like in climate, the images of the objects support the Cydonia Hypothesis: that Mars once lived as the Earth now lives, and that it was once the home of an indigenous humanoid intelligence.”

That’s just one example, there are also those who have been quite outspoken, and you can see more examples with regards to this in the articles linked below, written earlier, but also go into great detail on the subject. So, if interested be sure to check them out and give them a read.

EX Nasa Scientists Share Concealed Information About The Face & Pyramid Found on Mars

A CE Podcast About The Face On Mars & Strange Structures on The Moon – What’s Going On Up There? 

Researchers Find Tetrahedral Geometry & Reflection of Pythagoras & Dirac In The Mounds of Cydonia, On Mars

Shocking Insinuation About Carl Sagan & Extraterrestrials Made By X-NASA Astronaut

The Takeaway

When contemplating topics as such, we always have to keep in mind that, as NASA astronaut and Princeton physics professor Brian O’Leary once told the world, “there is abundant evidence that we are being contacted, that civilizations have been visiting us, for a very long time.” He is one of the hundreds of people considered “credible” who have testified to the idea that intelligent beings have been visiting us. On top of that, we also have verified footage recently released from the Pentagon, and millions of pages of UFO released by dozens of governments worldwide.

We may not know what’s going on, but it’s quite clear that what we are told is happening, is not. There is a lot of information to consider here beyond the study, and when contemplating extraterrestrial life in general. It seems that there are a lot of people out there who believe without a doubt that we are being visited, have been visited and that this is being covered up. Human beings aren’t stupid, and all of these people aren’t simply believing this for no reason.

The truth is out there, and it has huge perceptual, consciousness, spiritual, historical, and scientific consequences. This type of thing really does leave no aspect of humanity untouched.

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The Highest-Ranking Vatican Official Ever Convicted Of Child Sexual Abuse

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  • The Facts:

    High ranking Vatican official Cardinal George Pell has been convicted on 5 counts of child sexual abuse.

  • Reflect On:

    Why are we made to idolize and look up to such institutions like the Vatican, the Pope, celebrities, presidents and politicians? Why are they always portrayed one way, but actively engaging in clandestine unethical behaviour? Why are they leaders?

How long have activists been creating awareness around ritualistic child abuse within the Vatican and its Catholic Churches spread throughout the world? How many times have officials from this domain been accused? How many times have they been convicted? How many more high ranking people from within the Vatican have to come forward for this type of activity to stop? It’s not just the Vatican, but this issue bleeds down from the top.

For example, here’s the story about a recent case that re-opened in Florida concerning billionaire Jeffrey Epstein and his friend Prince Andrew of the Royal Family. Hillary Clinton has been associated with crimes against children, and has been called out also for her (and Bill’s) connection to Epstein, in order to “engage in sex with minors.” You can read more about that here.

Cardinal George Pell

When it comes to the Vatican, the most recent example is Cardinal George Pell. Pell was just convicted on five counts of child sexual abuse. He has now become the most senior official ever to be found guilty, serving as an advisor to Pope Benedict, as well as Pope Francis. He’s one of the Vatican’s most powerful officials.

After Pell was found guilty, the judge ordered all Australian media outlets to desist from reporting the news about it. This is another classic example of media censorship, as they wanted to stem awareness of the fact that Pell was actually found guilty.

Apparently, Australian courts do impose these types of orders to ‘hide’ defendants from negative publicity that could prejudice future jurors in other trials. This may be true, but it seems odd given the fact that there was widespread media coverage leading up to the trial, so why not a peep about the results?

Despite the court’s efforts, the power of the internet is just too strong and this story has spread all over the globe. The internet is one reason why things are changing so rapidly, and more people are becoming aware of things they weren’t privy to in the past.

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Mainstream Media Compliance

News Media outside of Australia also complied with the gag order, supposedly out of concern that their Australian companies could be subjected to contempt of court penalties. This should come as no surprise: global mainstream media is owned by the same small group of people who seem to be in a panic over the popularity of independent/alternative media.

The New York times is a perfect example. They made no mention of Pell’s conviction, and they were an outlet that gave a large amount of coverage regarding the allegations against him. Perhaps mainstream media outlets only wanted to share the results if he was found “not-guilty”? The Times’ most recent story on the matter, as reported by the Washington Post, dated Wednesday, said that the Vatican had removed Pell and another cardinal from a council of advisors selected by Pope Francis and that Pell had been “implicated” in a sexual-abuse case. But it didn’t report the outcome of that case.

Just The Tip Of The Iceberg

When it comes to these kinds of crimes, what Pell has been found guilty of is most likely just the tip of the iceberg. We are talking about a man who has been a part of the close conglomerate of elites that represent the Vatican publicly. It’s not so far-fetched to assume that all of the highest ranking officials, including the Pope, participate in this type of activity.  If this is the case, how is it ever going to stop when those who are tasked with handling the problem are involved themselves? This is exactly how this type of thing works.

In fact, in 2015, a lawyer by the name of Ulrich Weber uncovered that for the thirty year reign of a boys choir run by Benedicts XVI’s elder brother, approximately 600 boys with a “high degree of plausibility” were victims of sexual and physical abuse, or both. The report identified 500 cases of physical abuse, and 67 cases of sexual abused committed by a total of 49 people in a position of power within the church. (source)

It was only a few months ago when Carlo Maria Vigano, former Apostolic Nuncio to the United States and Secretary-General of the Governor of Vatican City, implicated multiple church officials, including Pope Francis, in sexual abuse. You can read more about that here.

So where is law enforcement in all this? The fact is that law enforcement agencies do as they are told, and do not hold the real power in the world. Here is a recent article I wrote about a retired police detective with over 25 years of service in the investigation of child abuse, as he explains who is involved in this ring, and how it continues to operate while all serious investigations get shut down.

Why Is This Happening?

Those who engage in such activity have often had the same done to them. In many cases, it’s something the abusers themselves were born into, which is why this group atop the pyramid is so tight-knit, like a family. To many of them, their actions are not immoral or wrong. For them, as children, it became normal. Those who do question their actions must be fearful of coming forward, due to a lack of understanding of the problem, how deep it is, and the tremendous amount of persecution and judgement they will face.

There is also the matter of Satanism being practiced within the Vatican, an institution which is devoted to “God” in appearance only. Satanism and ritual abuse that utilizes children go hand in hand. That which is exposed in public is rarely the worst of it; this stuff goes far beyond mere pedophilia and sexual abuse, but into torture as well as murder. Ceremonial magic, sorcery, and more are all practiced, and are a source of power and energy among some very powerful people. You can read more about that here.

Malachi Martin, an Irish Catholic priest and writer on the Catholic Church, was originally ordained as a Jesuit priest, and became Professor of Palaeography at the Vatican’s Pontifical Biblical Institute. He gave these insights in his book The Keys of This Blood:

Most frighteningly for [Pope] John Paul [II], he had come up against the irremovable presence of a malign strength in his own Vatican and in certain bishops’ chanceries. It was what knowledgeable Churchmen called the ‘superforce.’ Rumors, always difficult to verify, tied its installation to the beginning of Pope Paul VI’s reign in 1963. Indeed Paul had alluded somberly to ‘the smoke of Satan which has entered the Sanctuary’. . . an oblique reference to an enthronement ceremony by Satanists in the Vatican. Besides, the incidence of Satanic pedophilia – rites and practices – was already documented among certain bishops and priests as widely dispersed as Turin, in Italy, and South Carolina, in the United States. The cultic acts of Satanic pedophilia are considered by professionals to be the culmination of the Fallen Archangel’s rites.

On multiple occasions he spoke about Satanism being the predominant practice within the Vatican. He wasn’t the only one from within to speak about this practice within the Vatican, you can read more about Satanism within the Vatican and see more examples here.

The Takeaway

Child sexual abuse is being exposed in all areas, from politics, to finance, to the Royal Family all the way up to the Vatican. We have been made to idolize and worship Popes, presidents, politicians and celebrities that secretly engage in such activity, but with such ground-breaking events as the conviction of Cardinal George Pell, it looks like people are waking up to what’s really going on.

This is an important step in awakening our consciousness. It’s called breaking the illusion.

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French News Channel Caught Doctoring & Changing Sign Of Yellow Vest Protester

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    French mainstream news channel, France3, has been caught doctoring a photo of the Yellow Vests movement. They completely erased a word from a sign that was calling for the Macron to resign. They blamed it on 'human error.'

  • Reflect On:

    Why would they do this? How much power does the mainstream media still truly have? Think about how many people are not as easily fooled by this today as opposed to 10 years ago. Why is alternative media deemed as 'fake news' all of a sudden?

The Yellow Vests began hitting the streets and raising awareness about the latest economic austerity measures in France that have impacted everything from taxes to gas prices for the middle class and much more. The distaste for how things are in France has been building for many years and simply boiled over.

Like most other protests we’ve seen over the past few years, the mainstream media seems to constantly focus on violence, often brought forth by just a few to steer attention away from the actual issues and onto ‘an out of control public.’ In fact, I would personally not be surprised if people were hired to purposefully cause destruction. It happened here in Toronto for the G20 years ago.

We have to ask ourselves: would a grassroots movement of concerned law-abiding citizens (which most citizens are) motivate these ordinary citizens to set someone’s car on fire? How could destroying another citizen’s car actually help the movement? Looting and breaking store windows? Why would law-abiding citizens take their frustrations out on innocent retail vendors? Would ordinary citizens contrive to harm civilians with bombs and gas attacks? – Richard Enos (Why The Yellow Vests Movement Could Erupt Into A Modern-Day French Revolution)

This type of deception has been seen before, more so on a global scale, where events are created by the same people who propose the solution, 9/11 being a great example, or perhaps the chemical gas attacks in Syria that received so much mainstream media attention, accusing the Bashar regime of gassing their own people… yet there was absolutely no evidence of that.

Mainstream media is the greatest tool for perception manipulation that the deep state uses. This time, it appears someone has been caught doctoring a photo of signs from the Yellow Vests demonstrations.

Editing Your Perception

The picture below is from French mainstream media channel, France3, as they were covering the Yellow Vest protests.

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When discussing the protests they used an image provided by Agence France Presse (AFP) which looks like this:

Agence France Presse (AFP)

France3 then delivered their news, only the photo now looked like this:

Notice the difference? You can see the one on the left which in says MACRON DEGAGE, meaning Macron Resign, is now edited to only say MACRON when you see it in the news coverage on the right.

Why would France3 edit this photo before running it if the media was truly about reporting facts?

According to the broadcaster, as explained by RT“the sign was broadcast reading just Macron, due to a “human error.”

How could “human error” erase a word from a sign in a photograph? This is a sad explanation to cover up something that has such a simple explanation. France3, like most other mainstream outlets, are trying to manipulate people’s perception. It should not take alternative media to provide the truth to people, but it does.

Unity Is Building

Another thing you won’t hear from western mainstream media outlets is that the majority of police in France agree with the Yellow Vests movement. Alexandre Langlois, the secretary-general of the VIGI police union, is quoted saying the following:

“Most of us back the Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vests), because we will be directly affected by any rise in fuel prices. Most of us can’t live where we work, because it is either too expensive, or we would be arresting our next-door neighbors, so we drive significant distances. Our tax contributions are going up in several areas, but there are no commensurate wage rises… It is hard to accept these cruel measures.”

Why not share this with the public? Because the global elite does not like unity. The fact that police officers joined in on this one was great, and represents what change is all about. Change comes from shifts in consciousness within each individual, where we no longer see one another as enemies and separate, but as part of a whole and all affected by the same environment around us. One day, no human being will agree to go to war, kill another, or take orders to destroy. We are the tools used by the global elite, and we are people. Macron is a perfect example of that, clearly following the will of his puppet masters -the Deep State.

We are the ones who accept these measures, and despite the difficulty in reversing them, protests like this show that it can work as the government has already agreed to make changes. At the end of the day, we need to look at who our leaders are, why they are doing what they are doing, and why decisions are never really made for the best interests of the people, but rather politicians and corporate interests. Why don’t we vote on what actually matters? Why do we only vote on the puppet?

A Deeper Look At France & MSM Deception

It’s also important to mention that Journalist Luke Rudkowski (video below) was on the ground in Paris, France, he conducted interviews about the Yellow Vests Movement that gives us a very different picture than the one portrayed by mainstream media. Luke speaks to a well-informed anonymous citizen about the fact that mainstream media is doing what it can to minimize the size and seriousness of the Yellow Vests Movement. This citizen seems to capture the real mood and motivation of the Yellow Vests Movement, and here discusses its origins and the reason it has continued to grow.

Related article: Yellow Vests Update: CNN Says hey Are Creating Chaos, But Are They?

On the Carbon Tax

This is a deep topic, but at the end of the day, a carbon tax will do nothing to solve our problems, and only put the people into more financial turmoil and stress. Keeping us in this state, constantly fighting to make ends meet, for example, is a tactic used by the elite. It doesn’t have to be this way, and we have more than enough solutions and resources to provide abundance for all on this planet. But freedom for us means a loss of control and power for ‘them.’

With a large portion of our money going towards the Black Budget, and Special Access Programs that we have no idea about, it’s clear that our taxes are not really going towards us and building roads, infrastructure, public services, and more.  A huge chunk must be going elsewhere. Into the pockets of the elite? Other secret programs that remain hidden from the public?

Remember, trillions of dollars have gone unaccounted for. For example, who is paying for these under-ocean military bases? 

The global elite have been meeting every single year for decades to combat environmental and climate issues, yet nothing has happened. If we keep looking towards these people for solutions, we will never get them and the ones we do get won’t benefit the collective, but rather the 1 percent. That’s exactly what’s happening with this carbon tax, the purpose of it is not at all to combat climate change. We’ve been sitting on several solutions for years, and this is the best they can come up with?

I recently wrote an article about solar activity and how it affects our climate, in it, I provide sources that show the politicization of climate scientists and links to professionals within the field who are trying let the world know what climate scientists really think of climate change. The majority of them seem to refer to it as climate ‘hysteria’ used to further give politicians the edge over human consciousness. They do not doubt climate change, just the extent that humans have had an impact on it, and point to a myriad of factors that are and could be affecting our climate. If you read it and examine the sources, you will see that most top climate scientists do not all agree as to what is happening here, the 97 % tagline comes from a cherry-picked group of scientists.

I do not deny climate change. Those who actually do the research and find out the carbon narrative is false are usually activists, like myself, for new clean green energy technologies. I believe our focus should be on re-forestation, ending meat consumption, restoring our waterways and healing our planet instead of a carbon tax that does nothing but strip more money from the people.

The Takeaway

Recognize how fake mainstream media truly has been all these years. They’ve been exposed time again time again, doctoring photo’s, setting up ‘in the field’ shots like it’s a movie set, and completely twisting facts and presenting staged events.

PR firm Bell Pottinger, well-known for having many controversial clients, worked with the U.S. military to create propaganda in a secretive operation. You can read more about that here. It’s just another example of what goes on.

Here and here are a few articles that are well sources outlining the relationship that mainstream media has with governments, intelligence, corporations and academia.

Here is an article I published a few years ago about multiple mainstream media award winning journalists blowing the whistle with regards to what’s really going on.

The picture of above, believe it or not, is actually only a small example of what they regularly do. Harshly put, it’s pure brainwashing. For us to have a more accurate clue about what’s actually happening on our planet, we need to seek out other sources, do the research, and think critically. Gather with others and talk if that’s what it takes.

Thanks to social media, which they are desperately trying to censor and control now, the truth is getting out. More people are being inspired to let the world know what’s really going on. Seeing through deep state and mainstream tactics is vital to change our planet. Once we change the way we look at the world, the world will begin to change. We can’t keep repeating the same cycles if we are going to move past this type of deception and state of consciousness.

The good news is, we are AWAKE! The more they try to censor opposing narratives, the more they expose themselves.

Obviously, something very special is happening on the planet right now. More people are waking up, and starting to realize that as a collective, we don’t resonate with large portions of this human experience. We desire change.

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