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  1. i think its a psychological trick by 'talking things down' they control the publics perceptions to make people think things aren't as bad as they are they also do the opposite when it suits them to claim that something is worse than it actually is like for example calling the riot on capital hill an 'insurrection' that was trying to overturn democracy when they have been caught doing something bad they have to let the situation down gently like releasing air slowly from a balloon. Most people haven't got clear images in their minds of what is really going on in the world: they only have vague notions so if you can shape those vague notions then you can shape their perception of reality
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  2. how exactly does someone with as little support as katie hobbs beat someone like kari lake in a genuine election?
    4 points
  3. Because of toxic gene injections: Swiss registration authority is being sued At a press conference in Zurich, lawyers Philipp Kruse and Markus Zollinger presented a criminal complaint against Swissmedic, the regulatory authority for medicinal products in the Confoederatio Helvetica, together with a group of top-class speakers. Swissmedic is accused, among other things, of serious and permanent violations of the duty of care in connection with the approval of mRNA vaccines. The approval was illegal, and the population was duped regarding the benefits and risks of the injections!
    3 points
  4. I feel personally that we are all born with instinctive morality. Unless there are genetic problems or other external factors. Obviously, nurture can also play a part in changing an individual's morality as well. It feels that education systems are created to remove that morality from us. You only need to look at what the system is pushing on everyone nowadays to realise that what they push and teach is the absolute opposite of morality.
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  5. We watch the destruction, every single thing that was forewarned, mixed with the distractions to keep everyone occupied, including me as I can't help seeing every symbol, word, tactic. It's bloody hard to witness everyone being conned. Seeing every move they made to steal our government, our local councils, our buildings, our leisure activities, our kids education and culture, our words, our confidence. Our foundations, our glue. Every week the Wednesday questions in the house are headlined with absolute triva, with cheap tart illiterate chavs like Angela, and set up villans like Gavin, while the real villians are completely invisible. I heard Sunak quote the IMF today, and thought how the ones who tricked us into a mess, and offered the solution, are the ones who reap the rewards and own us like slaves. I went to a funeral and they mentioned in the eulogy how the gentleman was isolating in 2020, and I thought of that poor dear man, just one of all of us who were absolutely imprisoned, tortured, and non essential, in the calculated plan of the ruthless dictators. They took the last years of a good man who had been in the services, built a business, and stayed active, sociable and generous to his peers, bringing people together and spreading happiness. Despite everything we are up against I will not let them steal 'our soul.' We have to maintain the things that they cannot touch. I smile at everyone I can, I talk, share a joke, laugh, learn, enjoy ... I try to keep faith in the layers of our lives that remain, those that never die. And I think of those that came before us and how we will always keep their spirit alive. So many of our people lost their lives surrounded by absolute misery and fear. And nagging! What a waste.
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  6. I'm not big on digital currency but there are many comments around the forum about the criminal FTX crash and bankruptcy. It's a big one which spreads into the WEF and Government's of USA and Ukraine and tens of thousands of private investors that have collectively lost Billions. I thought that it might be a good idea to have them all in one place. Sam Bankman-Fried being responsible for the criminal activity that brought FTX down. Jeff Berwick has plenty to say about this. (skip to 30.15 - past the beginning where he explains that he's just become a Father to a baby boy and waffles about other stuff.) HOW THE WEF, COLLAPSE OF FTX, UKRAINE, CHILD TRAFFICKING, ELECTIONS, BILL CLINTON AND JOE BIDEN ARE.. https://www.bitchute.com/video/uXXJPo5ViY7G/
    2 points
  7. "Well done mate! (Everyone pats him) We've spent loadsa money on disposable PPE, plastic Covid tests and billions in needles and 'vaccines'. Now we can shift the tax money to fund the upcoming war."
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  8. I think I've mentioned it before. The originals have largely disappeared. They are usually 1080p or higher. Anything that is too detailed disappears. And what's left is the downgraded remnant, often re-edited and with fake audio. Almost all UFO channels do it this way. Anything that does not fit into the UFO belief system is not declared a UFO. It uses countless patterns. Also many that are never captured on video. What you see is neither an object nor does it fly, nor is it light that it emits. I found another bad copy.
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  9. Only this site so far has raised this. This is very, very worrying. https://sociable.co/government-and-policy/g20-promotes-vaccine-passports-future-pandemic-response/
    2 points
  10. now imagine a world in which people saw CARE as sacred and where telling the truth was a sacrament. There's no way that things like the covid scamdemic could have occurred in such a world. Only in a world where many people lie all the way down the line can such things occur
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  11. Yeah my understanding is that psychopathy is a hereditary condition passed down genetically (eg david's archontic bloodline families) whilst sociopathy is when people become numbed to care through trauma eg abuse or war so with passio he is saying that he was acting in a sociopathic way at that point of his life but that he was able to kindle a flame of care in his heart and to then shift his world view. he came to see the true evil that was behind the people around him in that dark occult world In my own experience i was able to lift what i call 'the sabbatean gaze' which is to say the mind control that the fake-left places over the minds of people by seeing that the very same wealthy people who are behind the so called 'left' are in fact the very same people behind all the mega corporations that are driving what is incorrectly called 'capitalism'. Its not really capitalism because it is all centrally controlled through central banks which is why the corrupt banks were bailed out with public money after the 2008 credit crunch. If our system was 'capitalism' then those banks would have been allowed to fail. So what we really have is what prof sutton called CORPORATE SOCIALISM and we can see this manifesting today as a globalised elite seeking to destroy nation states whilst socially engineering populations into citizens within a centrally controlled, global technocracy The problem that is coming into sharper and sharper focus for me is just how many regular people actually support the elites agendas (some of them are fooled by poisoned world views and false narratives)
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  12. From the very first time I ever saw him, I took an instant dislike to the smarmy looking tosser, he has the sort of face you'd never get tired of punching! {Judge= 'did you hit Mr Hand Cock in anger'? Defendant= 'No your Honour, to be honest, it was always a pleasure'! } On a serious note, how are they going to get the public to forgive all those Vax Enablers= I.E.= 'Celebs'The MSM, Tik Tok dancing nurses, etc, the list goes on, from B listers like Lenny Henry to snakes like Boris and Stanley Johnson? There could never be that many 'I'm a celebrity get me out of here' series in a million years! We should have, but of course WON'T have, mass trials of those who are culpable, they should never be forgiven, they should be eradicated, with the executioners being drawn from families who have lost loved ones!
    2 points
  13. Same here. I find it pretty much pointless following what's going on in Ukraine. Its things like you have just posted which show what's really happening.
    2 points
  14. I have paid no attention to the phony Ukraine war with Royal Arch Freemason Putin vs Mossad Agent Zelensky, destroying by deception, the infrastructure of another European nation, but today, it was finally disclosed why… (build back digital) https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-63657350 Australian mining billionaire Andrew Forrest has launched an investment fund that is hoped will be worth at least $25bn (£21bn) to help rebuild war-torn Ukraine. Mr Forrest and his wife have committed $500m to the fund, which its organisers say could eventually grow to $100bn. The Ukraine Green Growth Initiative plans to invest in primary infrastructure such as energy and telecoms networks. President Zelensky welcomed the move. "We will take advantage of the fact that what the Russians have destroyed can readily be replaced with the latest, most modern green and digital infrastructure," Mr Zelensky said. The fund said it had been working with Larry Fink, the chairman of investment giant BlackRock, and hopes to gain the support of sovereign wealth funds and other professional investors.
    2 points
  15. I just heard "Gareth Southgate will not be shy of raising political issues, with his arm band". BBC And that Wales are going to speak up about political issues. Look at this rubbish. How do they have the nerve to bring this into sport? The gate is wide open now isn't it.
    2 points
  16. These people are taking kids natural born power and twisting it into something else. That incredible (enviable ) energy, creativity, enthusiasm, belief. They teach them There is something wrong with them The world is over so there's no point in bothering There is nowhere that they belong They force them to think about the future .. job .. climate. to keep their opinions to theirselves instead of giving them courage to apeak up. They don't allow them to be a part of something to be proud of
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  17. Yeah, I was duped too and that's why it pisses me off so much now, knowing I was believing lies for so long! One thing it's done for me is to wipe the slate clean and start a whole new learning process from scratch. I accept nothing as fact and look at things in terms of possibilities and probabilities; and even at that, I still might not get to the truth. I've come to realize I don't need all truths to see the overall picture of what's happening. If we inverted everything we hear on the TV, we'd be closer to the truth. I agree that we've been taught to fear death. I lean towards the DI theory that we are eternal souls having a brief human experience, but I suspect that we're trapped in this matrix and our souls are recycled back into this 3D world for the freaks to feed on our Loosh. I've also considered the idea that The Kingdom of Heaven may be at the end of the "tunnel of light" where souls become trapped once again. When it's my turn, I'm going to question very seriously whether the passed friends and family that are said to beckon us into the light are who they say they are, or if they might be trickster shapeshifting satanic freaks. I also agree life is not worth living as a slave; but I'll not give mine up easily, because we'll need survivors and people on the other side of this to help create a new world.
    2 points
  18. Right after the shitstorm picked up FTX, some global elites on a par with Dems and Ukrainian authorities rushed to issue mea culpas. The others are trying hard to hide their ties to the crypto exchange and its disgraced founder. But at least digital fingerprints can’t be wiped off! ✓Web archive shows the World Economic Forum previously listed FTX as one of its “reliable trading partners” ✓Bankman-Fried also was a speaker at Davos last May alongside luminaries such as Google fin. chief Ruth Porat and Bill Winters, CEO of the London-based fin. giant Standard Chartered ✓Even more interestingly, Jan Koum – the Ukrainian billionaire who co-founded WhatsApp and sold it to Facebook for $19 bln in 2014 – bought a stake via his family office like some other wealthier individuals But it’s apparently just the tip of the iceberg. FTX’s sudden downfall has rankled some within Dems who expected a major influx of donor cash in the months ahead.
    2 points
  19. Seems that some Polish are seeing clearly.. Missile incident was Ukrainian ‘provocation’ – Polish politician Former Lublin council chair Jaroslaw Pakula said Warsaw should rethink its stance on the conflict Poland should rethink its position towards the conflict in Ukraine after a “provocation” on the part of Kiev that cost two villagers their lives, a former city councilman in Lublin said on Wednesday. Jaroslaw Pakula, whose term ended four days before the incident, said the missile that struck Przewodow was obviously Ukrainian and that the government in Warsaw needed to send a message to Kiev instead of telling “fairy tales” to its citizens. “Of course, this is a Ukrainian rocket. Of course, this is a provocation on the part of the Ukrainian authorities,” Pakula posted on his Facebook page. “The rocket could not be fired 100km in the opposite direction by mistake.” The purpose of the provocation was to scare the EU and get civil society support for sending even more weapons to Ukraine, Pakula added. Instead of telling “fairy tales” about the missile, the Polish president should tell Ukraine’s Vladimir Zelensky that Warsaw “will no longer put up with this behavior” by Kiev. “I urge you to rethink Poland’s position [regarding] this war in the event that the red line is crossed again!” Pakula concluded. Pakula’s Facebook page still has a Ukrainian flag over his portrait photo, and lists him as chairman of the city council of Lublin, the seat of the region where Przewodow is located. The official city website, however, notes that he was no longer in office as of November 11. Zelensky was quick to accuse Russia of attacking Poland and the entire NATO after a missile exploded in Przewodow on Tuesday afternoon, killing two people. The government in Kiev said the incident showed the need for NATO to “close the sky” over Ukraine, as they have demanded since February. While Zelensky continues to insist the missile was Russian, Warsaw and Moscow have both identified it as a S-300 air defense missile, with Poland calling it “Russian-made” and Russia pointing out it was in Ukrainian service. The US and NATO have also described the missile as an air defense rocket that strayed, seeking to minimize the incident while also arguing that Russia was the ultimate culprit for bombing Ukraine in the first place. The Russian military has pointed out that Tuesday’s missile strikes on Ukrainian military and energy infrastructure targets came nowhere close to the Polish border. https://www.rt.com/news/566656-poland-lublin-ukraine-missile/
    2 points
  20. We are only in prison if we believe we are. Cant say Ive ever felt imprisoned by anyone because I do still strive to keep moving forward and learning about how to clear bad energies etc. Is it a waste though....? if people give up so easily then what kind of real humanity is that anyway? Watching a slow destruction is often painful IF you feel powerless, yes, but we dont have to be dragged down to that either. Surely what we need going forward is humans with deep connection and the drive to keep improving and helping others to dig themselves out wherever we can.
    2 points
  21. need a stray hypersonic to hit the g20 do us all a favour
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  22. It's good to let off some steam isn't it? I'm not really understanding this though? Is it the Midazolam thing? Because if I knew for a fact that was true then I guess I could understand the strength of feeling directed towards one man, even though, even if the Midazolam thing is true, there will have been a great many involved. Certainly I wouldn't consider it surprising if I learned that euthanasia was going on in the care homes. But, I don't actually know it's true. And even if it is, there would be plenty of people involved in that. Multiple politicians, the people who control them, those administering the drugs. Thousands of people. So why all the hate for one person? It's a scapegoating; a purging. The illuminati creates these scripted "boogeymen" whilst hiding in the shadows. Their hope is that all of people's outpouring of rage and hatred never gets directed at them. They are scripted political scapegoats; handed a script and given a "role". That's all. Hancock is no worse than a thousand others just like him. It is still legal in this country to abort a baby at nine months if it has cleft palate. A baby. Where's the fucking outrage over that? Our Western world carries out genital mutilation on millions of babies every day... Where's the outrage over that? You're being played, once again. This shit is being paraded in front of you as a distraction. And as for Covid... the British general public CHOSE to cooperate with all of the restrictions. They chose to follow orders and they chose to abandon dying relatives. That makes them worse than any politician in my eyes. Sorry ya'll; I have no problem voicing unpopular opinions.
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  23. This has got to be my number one slimy politician.
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  24. In the Chancellor's Autumn Budget Statement issued today, it was announced that the National Minimum Wage will be increasing in April 2023. From: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-48445674 Now on the surface, this all sounds very nice and "good", after all with the 'cost of living crisis' and everything going up in price due to inflation, those on minimum wage will think that they'll be getting more money in their pockets for their endeavours. There is always one aspect to this that is always overlooked, and the BBC article merely glosses over this: I believe that if you look hard enough, there is plenty of evidence to suggest that ever since Labour introduced this in 1998, it has merely contributed to making things 'more expensive'. Employers soon realised that they couldn't maintain operating costs by getting fewer people to do the same jobs, but it did mean that their operating costs increased as a result. Companies that employ large numbers of staff who are usually paid the minimum wage, see their operating costs increase everytime the minimum wage rate is increased. All that happens is the price of that company's 'output', whether it be the cost of using their services, or the cost of buying the goods they manufacture/distribute, goes up, so the end consumer ends up paying more as a result. It becomes a vicious circle - people 'can't afford to buy things' so the minimum wage increases, but then eventually people still 'can't afford to buy things' because everything continues to increase in price as a result. Now I'm not saying that the minimum wage is a 'bad thing' and it shouldn't be increased, I think employees are entitled to receive a fair salary for their work, and some big companies that make huge profits could probably afford to pay their lower-skilled workers more than the bare minimum they are legally required to.
    1 point
  25. Would rather watch Jimmy play, every single time, but Ebdon was one of the VERY few people in sport (along with Matt le Tissier) to speak out and stand firm about the CV19 bollocks. So I'm afraid Jimmy should STFU in this case.
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  26. Now that would be the clincher wouldn't it I know this sounds rather vague and it is ,but I seem to remember back in the project Camelot days with Kerry Cassidy there was a story going around there was a special lens that allowed something very similar,what it was called I couldn't say now
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  27. They are probably jabbed. lol
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  28. is it malevolent or benevolent? In a sense neither. My understanding is that The Dybbuk is reacting to a process that was created in the UK pre-2010, when the British deep state engaged in a series of actions that destroyed an occult treaty/pact that was signed by a pre-20th century historical predecessor of the late Queen Elizabeth II. The British Crown / State was supposed to leave a group of certain people alone to get on with their mystical/ occult practices in peace. This occult treaty was broken when certain individuals were targeted, either through incompetence or happenstance. that occult treaty is now dust. All articles & conditions laid out in that occult treaty are now null & void. (Even now, stupidly the British deep state is still doing this, and burning metaphorical bridges.) What's the dybukks intention/end game here? The Dybbuk is a Hand of Saturn. Its agenda is to carry out the work / agenda of Saturn. Saturn is in the process of "cleaning house", regardless of anyone's standing in human society. Certain occult groups have failed to carry out the work of Saturn over the last few decades. In a way Saturn feels misrepresented, and has decided engage at this time in human history. T
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  29. Elon Musk pretending not to be a part of the the scummy Cabal..
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  30. Really Graceful; ( https://www.bitchute.com/video/BJnQPmKtJog/ )
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  31. D) you're a cunt! Go ed girl, say it like it is. More balls than some blokes.
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  32. These are all news quotes in one section ... "There was some hope today that the pain might ease from the man charged with controlling inflation" You would be forgiven for thinking that the bank had lost control of inflation It would be even worse without the government subsidies Partly because of covid and partly because of Ukraine It's been widely accepted tonight that a missile strike was not ... appears to have been a cruel accident instead.?. The investigation is ongoing.?. We have no indication that ... the evidence suggests ... Zelensky ... Now would be an unlikely time for him to pick a fight with NATO There is a lesson from this Mary ...
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  33. These weirdos aren't rewriting my reality. I'll continue to make gingerbread MEN and gingerbread WOMEN at Christmas and if anybody offered one ever complains, I'll boot their ridiculous arses out the door.
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  34. And the rest of us I should think.
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  35. The uncoolest outfits, the uncoolest dancing, yet... Hall And Oates - 'Out Of Touch' (1984). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Out_of_Touch_(song)
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  36. They are both uninformed of the truth and super-informed of a lie. When the television was invented, I bet those who wanted to rule the world - they already did - were doing cartwheels of joy. They could eventually get their lies into every household and even force the masses to pay for the privilege. Same goes for the internet.
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  37. an interesting piece supporting some of the points i've made: Being Frank? Discovering My Frankist Roots Jaan Kaplinski I was born in Estonia of an Estonian mother and a Polish father. As for my father, Jerzy, I really never met him: He was arrested when I was six months old and later perished in a gulag labor camp. I grew up as an Estonian without knowing much of my father. I suppose even my mother didn’t know he had had Jewish ancestors. Much later I was told by an older friend of mine, a professor of Old Testament theology, that the family name Kaplinski was most probably Jewish. He said Kaplinskis were Jews living on church-owned lands in Poland. He was only partly right: Most, if not all Kaplinskis, like Kaplins, Kaplans, Kaplanskis, and Kaplens are originally Cohens, members of the extended priestly family. But this is something I found out much later, as a middle-aged man. I’m sure my father knew much about his ancestors; he was even fluent in Yiddish, but he was wise enough not to talk about it in the 1930s. Still, there had been rumors about him being a Jew; at least once he was attacked in the street by some nationalist thugs, and one of his acquaintances had called me this “Jewish boy.” I was somewhat puzzled by what the professor had told me about my family name, but didn’t care too much about it. I studied linguistics and tried to learn some Arabic and Hebrew. And purely by chance, I bought a book from an elderly man liquidating his mostly esoteric-theosophic library. This was Erotik der Kabbala by the once well-known author Jiři Langer, a friend of Franz Kafka. There I read for the first time about Jacob Frank and his sect. Like most of what is written about Frank and the Frankists, Langer’s book is somewhat biased. For him, Frank’s understanding of the Kabala was erroneous and he misled his followers. Like most writers, Langer too pays a lot of attention to the orgiastic rites of the Frankists, interpreting them as the practice of free group sex, no different from similar practices of the twentieth-century hippies and other ancient and modern adepts of free love. Here, I cannot completely agree. But on this topic, a bit later. In the late 1990s I was given a book in Polish about my great-granduncle, Polish painter and emigrant political activist Leon Kapliński, where I found out that our family had really been Frankist, like many other families of Polish intellectuals. And during a visit to the United States in 1999 I was able to spend some time in the libraries at Stanford and Columbia universities. It was there that I found that our family was quite closely connected with Jacob Frank himself. I have strong reasons to believe that our direct ancestors were the father-in-law and brother-in-law of Frank—the rabbi Toviah Cohen from Nikopol, in present-day Bulgaria, and his son Jacob, brother of Hannah, Frank’s wife. Here, I have a different view from that of the man I consider to be the most competent contemporary scholar in the field of Frankism—the Polish researcher Jan Doktór. In his opinion, Jacob Kapliński was the husband of Frank’s sister, a Sabbatean erudite, Yehuda Levy Tova.[1] I have no information indicating that a Levy descendant could have had the family name Kaplinski. And in a Polish bookit is written that Frank married a woman from the priestly family of Aharon.[2] But here, I haven’t been able to find out as much as I would have wished. I have no close relatives in Poland, and even nowadays, people do not want to speak or even to know about their Frankist ancestors. And sometimes they are harshly reminded of them, as happened in the 1930s to my distant relative Tadeusz Żeleński (whose pen name was Boy), a translator and controversial publicist. A critic found “ghetto spirit” in Boy’s writings, although his ancestors had converted nearly two hundred years before. And the question of the renowned Polish poet Adam Mickiewicz’s possible Frankist background is still largely taboo. My great-great-grandmother’s maiden name was Magdalena Brzezińska. I once wrote to Zbigniew Brzeziński, whom I had met earlier, asking whether we might be related; he answered that he didn’t know much about his ancestors, who had probably come from somewhere in Volhynia… Our family archives went up in flames during the war, and thus I know little about my distant ancestors, except the fact that my grandfather’s great-grandfather, Eliasz Adam Kapliński, tried to organize a Frankist congress in Karlsbad in 1823.[3] Although, as I have written above, I grew up without any knowledge of my ancestors’ ideas and doings and with a very vague idea of Judaism, even without knowing it I had some contact with ideas possibly born under the influence of Frankism and Sabbateanism. As a student of linguistics, I discovered the philosophical works of Fritz Mauthner, who invented the expression “critique of language,” which was later developed by Wittgenstein and other philosophers. Much later I discovered that Mauthner’s grandfather had served in Frank’s court in Offenbach, and that there had been some relics—including a portrait of Eva Frank, Jacob’s daughter—in the possession of the Mauthner family. As Mauthner writes, some Frankist emissaries later took these things away, as seems to have been the case in other families too. I can well understand the desire of upper-middle-class Poles to hide their origins, but it is hard for me to understand why the last Frankists willingly or unwillingly helped them in this. Could we take it as a special case of what the Islamic sectarians, first of all the Ismailiyyas, call taqiyya—a tactic to hide some controversial points of their belief? And certainly there were many controversial aspects in the teaching and activities of Jacob Frank and his entourage. His rhetoric is sometimes fiercely negativistic, and his sexual practices are blatantly unconventional: There were indeed things people integrated into the normal bourgeois life of the mid-nineteenth century that they had good reasons to hide and/or forget. There are publications on Jacob Frank in the United States and Poland; the book by Alexander Kraushar on him has been published in English translation.[4] Unfortunately, the best studies on Frank and Frankism are by the Polish scholar Jan Doktór and seem to have been ignored by the academic world in America. Dr. Doktór has published a critical edition of the The Sayings of the Lord in Polish and some books about Frank.[5] While we know much about Frank’s relations with the Catholic Church, there is not much clarity about Frank’s contacts with Islam. His conversion to Islam seems to have had little impact on his views, although several papers, among them Gershom Scholem’s article on the Dönme, mention close connections between some Sufis from the Bektashi order of dervishes and Jacob Frank, as had been the case with leading Sabbateans. This fact suggests that it would be worthwhile to find out more about the parallels between the Sabbatean-Frankist teaching and practices and those of the Bektashis. Unfortunately, as far as I know, no one has done this, and I am not able to do it. Still, an academic from a Bektashi family in Turkey has told me what she could recall from what one of the eminent Bektashi spiritual leaders, a family friend, had told her when she was still an adolescent. I quote from my diary from December 10, 1994: “There are no more true sheikhs among the Bektashis. One of them whom she knew best had been a merry person, always laughing. He had said that one must get rid of religion (dīn), the outer shell, but also of faith (īmān). He had sometimes read the Bible, loving especially stories that made him laugh as, for example, David dancing in front of the Ark of the Covenant. In his opinion, the three ‘abrahamic’ religions are of equal value. When she asked him about the other religions, the old man laughed and said that he had had enough trouble because of the three.” I cannot but feel that such an inside view was a nice addition to what is written on the Bektashis on books and websites I have had access to. I wonder whether what the old sheikh (or baba?) had told her could perhaps give some new nuances to the interpretation of Jacob Frank as a radical antinomian preaching “redemption through sin,” as expounded by Gershom Scholem.[6] Certainly, both Jacob Frank and radical Bektashis like the old sheikh were terrible sinners from the point of view of orthodox Judaism or Islam. But their aim was not to be good Muslims or Jews, but to attain the Ultimate, the Divine, the “naked” Truth. And in their view, any orthodoxy, any religion, was or could become an obstacle on the way to attaining it. Thus, it had to be cast away, like the shell of an oyster or a nut. We could perhaps even ask whether Frank didn’t follow in all seriousness the precept of Deuteronomy that every practicing Jew repeats in his Shema prayer: “You must love God your Lord with all your heart, all your soul, and all your might.” If you love God in this way, you can’t love your religion with the same fervor. The teaching of the “anti-Talmudist” Frank could have given birth to a different type of Talmud, if his movement had survived longer and gained some recognition outside the rather limited circle of his followers. It is interesting that Frank too spoke of shells, probably inspired by the Zoharist tradition: “This help [given by God to save his kingdom] is like a walnut from which we take away the green shell; then, the nut itself is seen, but it is still covered with a hard shell that has to be broken in order to get to the core inside it.”[7] There is no essential difference between the sayings of the Bektashi sheikh and Jacob Frank’s. This means that they share a common mystical tradition. It has probably been better preserved in the Near East, which up to the present day is an ethnic and religious mosaic where different communities interact both in antagonistic and friendly ways. Both the Sabbatean-Frankist movements and some Sufi orders have certainly had more similarities than is often acknowledged. This means that in order to understand the genesis and development of these movements we must not study them in isolation but in their mutual interaction. I don’t think that we should try to explain cultural, even linguistic, phenomena primarily in their own context, avoiding or even ignoring the influences of other cultures, languages, or religions. Here, I think Moshe Idel is right when he writes that “there is indeed no categorical difference between the manner in which Jewish and other mystical symbolisms have emerged.”[8] One of the basic ideas we find in Frank’s sermons is his devotion to the Shekhinah, which he calls “the Maiden” (Panna) and at least partly identifies with the Holy Virgin of the Catholic tradition. Here it is perhaps reasonable to keep in mind the fact that among the Bektashis, women are considered equal to men and take part in all important rituals. The person to whom the old sheikh told his unorthodox views was a girl… Most authors take for granted that Frank was a libertine, a kind of precursor of the hippy-era sexual revolution. But his acts can be interpreted somewhat differently. Reading the chronicle of his deeds and sayings we can conclude that he and his disciples certainly practiced ritual sex.[9] Here we find a description of the ritual of “extinguishing the candles,” something the Turkish heterodox religious groups are, justly or unjustly, accused of practicing. But ritual sex is not free sex. When Frank chose a man and a woman whom he ordered to fornicate, most often he did not ask them about their own wishes or sympathies. The chronicle mentions several times that Frank used to send some men from his entourage (including my ancestor Jakub Kapliński, brother of Hannah Frank) to Istanbul. Jan Doktór sees this as a sign of Frank’s continuing ties with some heterodox Muslim groups, citing one of his sayings about his future reconversion to the “mahometan faith.”[10] Jacob Frank lived between two eras. Like most important leaders of mass movements before him, he was a mystic, a visionary; his talks are sermons. But at the same time, he used religion in a pragmatic way, helped by his probable understanding of the three religions having the same inner core, the real “nut” inside several shells. This relativistic attitude gave him a free hand to use any of them as means to achieve his aims. And one, perhaps the foremost, of these aims was to establish a state for his people, a Jewish state. This he attempted to achieve with the help of conversion and negotiations with rulers and religious leaders in Turkey, Austria, and Russia. Still, in his time it was possible only if the Jews converted to a state religion, be it Islam, Catholicism, or Orthodoxy. And in his own strange way, he achieved something. Frank’s estate in Offenbach was an ephemeral micro-state, but still the first Jewish state in the modern world, Frank being its sovereign ruler, although the extent of his sovereignty is still not fully clear. As a ruler, he was both an eccentric and a realist. As a realist he understood the necessity of giving “his Jews” military training, and some of the Frankists later became military men. But his eccentricity, his waste of money on luxury and pomp, undermined the finances of his state, leading it quickly to bankruptcy. It would be unjust to write off Frank’s achievements completely. Still, I think we can call him a precursor of the Zionists, most of whom were also not Orthodox Jews anymore, having gone further in their emancipation, a process certainly influenced by the Frankist heresy. It would also be unjust to Frank to deny that some of his sermons are quite interesting and impressive, even to modern readers. As his story is intimately connected with my family story, I cannot read without being moved the account of a ceremony that took place roughly a year before his death, when he was already seriously ill. We can perhaps call it baptism, and the child “baptized” by Frank was my ancestor Eliasz Adam Kapliński. When the Lord was dressing the first child of the Turk, who was the middle Kaplinski, he made with him the following ceremony: He himself took water in his h[oly] hand and after having washed his head he put the turban on it and after having put around his neck a silk scarf he began to weep so bitterly that tears streamed down his holy face. Afterwards the Lord said to [the wife of] Kaplinski, who was present, ‘There will be three ships on which True believers will be: The first ship, on which I too will be, will be most fortunate and they will always be together with me; the second ship will be near me, will be also greatly fortunate and [people there] will also be able to see me; but the third will be very far away. May God grant that [people there] might see my face once in three years, but perhaps never at all. Those words the Lord ordered all those here at the gathering to annunciate to the Company.’[11] I don’t know and nobody really knows what exactly Frank meant by talking of the ships. But his vision is quite poetical and poetry keeps some of its lure even when it’s not really understood. Like the poetry in sacred books. Notes: [1] Jan Doktór, Rozmaite adnotacje, przypadki, czynności i anekdoty pańskie, opracował, przygotował do druku i opatrzył wstępem (Warszawa: Tikkun, 1996), 107. [2] Historya Franka i Frankistów, napisał Zygmunt Lucyan Sulima, (Kraków: 1893). [3] Abraham G. Duker, “Polish Frankism’s Duration: From Cabbalistic Judaism to Roman Catholicism and from Jewishness to Polishness,” Jewish Social Studies 25 no. 4 (1963): 289. [4] Alexander Kraushar, Jacob Frank: The End to the Sabbataian Heresy , (Lanham: University Press of America, 2001). [5] Jan Doktór, ed. Księga słów pańskich, ezoteryczne wykłady Jakuba Franka, vol 1-2 (Warszawa: Semper, 1997). [6] Gershom Scholem, “Redemption through Sin,” in The Messianic Idea in Judaism and Other Essays on Jewish Spirituality (New York: Schocken Books, 1971), 78-141. [7] Jan Doktór, Księga słów Pańskich, ezozteryczne wykłady Jakuba Franka, opracowanie naukowe i komentarze , (Warszawa: Semper, 1997), 2:15. [8] Moshe Idel, Messianic Mystics (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1997), 270. [9] Jan Doktór, Rozmaite adnotacje, przypadki, czynności i anekdoty pańskie, opracował, przygotował do druku i opatrzył wstępem (Warszawa: Tikkun, 1996), 60-61. [10] Rozmaite adnotacje, p. 101 and 109. [11] Jan Doktór, Rozmaite adnotacje, 92. Also see Kraushar, 337. There is also a translation of this document by Harris Lenowitz that I used in part: http://www.scribd.com/doc/58894013/Jacob-Frank-The-Master-s-Words. Unfortunately, there are many mistakes in this translation that I had to correct. https://levantine-journal.org/being-frank-discovering-my-frankist-roots/
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  38. It's simple pleasures that are the most rewarding imo. The actions of the cabal are removing our ability to partake in these things in so many ways, so there's nothing benevolent in their desire to depopulate. It's only the folk they think of as useless eaters they want gone. If they think they can use you to service them in some way (slave, guinea pig etc) they'd allow you to live. How very generous of them. We won't find out if there's really a soul trap in place until later, and until then, it's all speculation so we have to make the best of what we've got. Things are very grim right now, but I still feel intrinsically that life is precious. Even on here, we still share laughter quite often, and that's priceless. I'm sure that laughter wounds our enemies - which shows how feeble they are, for all their money & seats of power. They can't feel proper love and humour and empathy - they're already dead inside. Maybe someone putting them out of their misery would be the kindest thing.
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  39. An eminent psychologist who didnt know Benzos are addictive?! Sorry but are you seriously buying this?
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