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Following the success of my recent article, The Truth Behind Capitalism, and the overwhelming number of people who watched my documentary short, I decided to decode the premise of the article by looking at the many comments left by you, the CE readers.

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Both the article and the documentary criticized the capitalist system from Karl Marx’s perspective, and suggested that a more communal, or ‘communist’ approach to the way we live would be more moral, ethical, and better for people and planet. Unsurprisingly, not everyone agreed with this standpoint, but the fact that so many people commented on the article is very telling in and of itself.

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In 2008, the economic system as we knew it literally collapsed, and it seems that this may well be one big reason why so many people are questioning the validity of the system we have today and fervently debating its many alternatives.

So before I decode The Truth Behind Capitalism, here are some of the ideological alternatives to the current capitalist system that were expressed by CE readers:

Socialism

Socialism is commonly misunderstood as government control of everything; in actual fact, advocates of socialism seek worker control of everything, not state control. Socialists believe the people should make decisions as a collective through workplace co-operatives.

Karl Marx coined the term ‘socialism’ as a reaction to the exploitation by factory workers of the working class, especially through child labor, purely to yield more profit.

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As Harvard, Stanford, and Yale educated economist, Richard D Wolff, explains here, advocates of socialism see the free-market motive for profit as a problem with capitalism, not the state itself.

Social Democracy

Whereas socialism promotes an alternative economic system that is democratically planned by the workers (democratic socialism), advocates of social democracy support the current mixed economy, and want to keep the private sector.

However, they believe that the state needs to heavily regulate the actions of capitalists to avoid ‘corporatism’ or ‘crony capitalism,’ which is when out-of-control business practices allow for corporations to lobby, influence, and sue the government.

Examples of such regulations could include using the proposals set out by the non-profit organisation Positive Money as a way to regulate the market economy with better ethics and morals, or the framework of planetary boundaries developed by Earth system and environmental scientists, which suggests preconditions for businesses to ensure sustainable development.

Libertarianism

Advocates of capitalist libertarianism argue that true capitalism is nothing but the free and voluntary trade of goods and services and the private ownership of the means of production. The profit motive is seen as a beneficial consequence of free trade because profit can only be realized when something is produced that other people want.

Libertarians believe that the inequality we are experiencing today has grown not because of capitalism, but because of government involvement, since political rulers not only grant monopoly privileges to a small few, but also decide who succeeds and who fails.

Advocates of libertarianism therefore see a stateless free-market society as a motivator to be creative and productive; instead of government imposing rules from above, people trade and interact freely with each other for the benefit of all. In this model, the profit motive exists alongside a non-aggression principle.

Communism

Whereas libertarians emphasize individual decision-making and the market economy, advocates of communism seek to move beyond money as a form of trade to a society in which people work together as a community, and make communal decisions on the best way to benefit all people in society.

Communist societies past and present have only been communist in name. Communism has never existed, because in a truly communist society there is no more state, everything is owned by everyone, and there is no more scarcity.

Marx believed that communism is the natural progression after socialism; advocates of communism see the ideology as a goal to aim for as the people build a fair and equal society.

Resource-Based Economy (RBE)

Resource-Based Economy is a relatively new term that many CE readers are excited about. The idea was developed by Jacque Fresco of The Venus Project and is now also being developed by The Zeitgeist Movement. RBE advocates argue we must view the world systemically as one organism, and focus on technology as a means to manage the world’s limited resources and provide for the needs of all.

Like communism, it is a belief in a post-scarcity economy where there is no longer need for money, and like libertarianism, there is also complete individual freedom. In order to eradicate scarcity, however, the world’s resources would be managed by a central computer, which could therefore be seen as a kind of central state entity. The principles behind the RBE are set out in The Free World Charter.

Conclusion

CE readers also left comments about one other social structure. The Ubuntu Liberation Movement proposes a society free from money with abundance for all, but as founder Michael Tellinger explains here, this system turns to ancient knowledge rather than modern technologies for its societal blueprint.

I knew nothing about this movement, and that is perhaps ultimately the point. If we recognize that no one person can know everything about all things, then it follows that no one person can have all the answers.

At the same time, all the reader comments on alternative systems show that the truth behind capitalism is that actually everyone wants the same – a new, fairer, happier, more equal and more sustainable system than the one we have now – the only disagreement is on the best way to achieve this.

The first step to social transformation must therefore be to actively reject the system as it stands. For the transformation will come when we all work in collaboration for a common goal despite our differences. Because ultimately, we are all far more alike than different.

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Abductions & Car Vandalism – Startling Australian UFO Report Unclassified

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An uncovered Australian report performed by their Department of Defence. “Scientific Intelligence — General — Unidentified Flying Objects” is trending again. Those who have done extensive research on UFOs will find the Australian version of disclosure to be far more intellectually honest than the American version. Albeit it was conducted decades ago.

According to ex-US intelligence official Luis Elizondo, the Defense Department’s Inspector General is presently conducting three reviews. The inquiries vary from the Department of Defense’s handling of UFO claims to Elizondo’s alleged whistleblower retribution. The open IG cases are crucial to Australia’s report because they establish beyond a shadow of a doubt that the US Department of Defense is being dishonest and shady when it comes to the UFO subject. For decades, Australia has been a loyal friend of the United States. Within Australia’s boundaries, they share a military installation (Pine Gap). When a close defense ally’s intelligence agencies determined that the US was not being intellectually honest in its approach, perhaps it is reasonable to conclude that there is more to the tale than the 144 incidents studied since 2004 by the UAPTF.

The CIA became alarmed at the overloading of military communications during the mass sightings of 1952 and considered the possibility that the USSR may take advantage of such a situation.

Australian UFO study.

According to the summary, OSI, acting through the Robertson-Panel, encouraged the USAF to use Project Blue Book to publicly “debunk” UFOs. In a tragic twist of fate, when Australian authorities sought explanations from the US Air Force, the allegation was debunked. The authors of the study were depicted as conspiratorial and even crazy by the US Air Force. Ross Coulthart reported this, and it may be heard in a recent Project Unity interview. Courthart is an award-winning investigative journalist who is drawn to forbidden subjects. He also stated on the same podcast that a senior US Navy official identified as Nat Kobitz told him that the US had been in the midst of reverse-engineering numerous non-human craft. According to his obituary, Mr. Kobitz was a former Director of Research and Development at Naval Sea Systems Command.

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New UFO Film Questions What The US Government Is Hiding

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The US recently released its highly anticipated Pentagon UAP report, but it wasn’t much more than a 9 page rundown of what has been known for decades. Regardless, for many, what was promising was that the UFO subject was being taken seriously again – and perhaps many more scientists might get involved.

For decades many have been warning about leaving UFO disclosure in the hands of a government that likes to use crisis’ or current events to expand its defense budgets. Further, why would we suddenly expect a government, who has been lying about this subject for 70 years, to suddenly come forth with the truth? What would inspire them to suddenly change their mind?

Perhaps it’s because the search for ET is an idea who’s time has truly come. We’ve reporting on this for over 13 years, and are mongst a community of researchers who have been encouraging humanity to look at the evidence for more than 70 years. It feels like an idea that human collective consciousness is more than ready to explore.

The impact the ET question has on our individual and collective worldview has the power to truly change the way we view ourselves and the meaning of life here on earth. Think of the implications answers to this question could have on how we set up and run our society as well. Technology, culture, collaboration etc – I spoke about this more in great detail in my extended interview for Greer’s. prior film Close Encounters of The Fifth Kind here.

Now, a new documentary from Dr. Steven Greer, directed by my good friend Michael Mazzola, seeks to explore what the films calls “the current government and media disinformation campaign promoting 3 big lies:”

1. We do not know what these UAPs/ UFOs are. WE DO.
2. Humans cannot make craft that can maneuver like UFOs. WE CAN and WE DO.
3. The UFOs are a threat. THEY ARE NOT.

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PGA Tour To End COVID Testing For Both Vaccinated & Non-Vaccinated Players

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  • The Facts:

    The PGA Tour has announced that it will stop testing players every week, regardless of whether they have been vaccinated or not.

  • Reflect On:

    Are PCR tests appropriate to identify infectious people? Should people who are healthy and not sick be tested at all, anywhere?

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The picture you see above is of John Rahm, a professional golfer on the PGA tour being carted off the golf course after tournament officials told him he had COVID. He was healthy and had no symptoms, yet was forced to withdraw from the tournament. He was told in front of the camera’s, and a big scene was made out of the event. You would think something like that, especially when you are a big time sports figure, would be done behind closed doors with some privacy.

Earlier on in June a spokesperson for the PGA Tour said that more than 50 percent of players on the PGA tour have been vaccinated. Although it seems that the majority of players on the tour will be fully vaccinated judging by this statement, it does leave a fairly large minority who won’t be, and that’s something we’re seeing across the globe as COVID vaccine hesitancy remains high for multiple reasons.

We are pleased to announce, after consultation with PGA Tour medical advisors, that due to the high rate of vaccination among all constituents on the PGA Tour, as well as other positively trending factors across the country, testing for COVID-19 will no longer be required as a condition of competition beginning with the 3M Open. – PGA tour Senior VP Tyler Dennis

The tour recently announced that the testing of players every week will stop starting in July for both the vaccinated and the unvaccinated. This was an unexpected announcement given the fact that, at least it seems in some countries, vaccinated individuals will enjoy previous rights and freedoms that everyone did before the pandemic. Travelling without need to quarantine and possibly in the future not having to be tested could be a few of those privileges. Others may include attending concerts, sporting events, or perhaps even keeping their job depending on whether or not their employer deems it to be mandatory, if that’s even legally possible. We will see what happens.

Luckily for professional golfers, regardless of their vaccination status they won’t have to worry about testing positive for COVID, especially if they’re not sick. This is the appropriate move by the PGA tour, who is represented by their players and it’s a move that the players themselves may have had a say in. It’s important because PCR tests are not designed nor are they appropriate for identifying infectious people. A number of scientists have been emphasizing this since the beginning of the pandemic. More recently, a letter to the editor published in the Journal of infection explain why more than half of al “positive” PCR tests are likely to have been people who are not infectious, otherwise known as “false positives.”

This is why the Swedish Public Health agency has a notice on their website explaining how and why polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests are not useful for determining if someone is infected with COVID or if someone can transmit it to others, and it’s better to use someone who is actually showing symptoms as a judgement call of whether or not they could be infected or free from infection.

PCR tests using a high cycle threshold are extremely sensitive. An article published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases found that among positive PCR samples with a cycle count over 35, only 3 percent of the samples showed viral replication. This can be interpreted as, if someone tests positive via PCR when a Ct of 35 or higher is used, the probability that said person is actually infected is less than 3%, and the probability that said result is a false positive is 97 percent. This begs the question, why has Manitoba, Canada, for example, using cycle thresholds of up to 45 to identify “positive” people?

When it comes to golf, the fact that spread occurring in an outdoor setting is highly unlikely could have been a factor, but it’s also important to mention that asymptomatic spread within one’s own household is also considerably rare. It really makes you wonder what’s going on here, doesn’t it?

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