Glenn Greenwald: The Threat of Authoritarianism in the U.S. is Very Real, and Has Nothing To Do With Trump

Glenn Greenwald: The Threat of Authoritarianism in the U.S. is Very Real, and Has Nothing To Do With Trump

The COVID-driven centralization of economic power and information control in the hands of a few corporate monopolies poses enduring threats to political freedom. Dec 28


Asserting that Donald Trump is a fascist-like dictator threatening the previously sturdy foundations of U.S. democracy has been a virtual requirement over the last four years to obtain entrance to cable news Green Rooms, sinecures as mainstream newspaper columnists, and popularity in faculty lounges. Yet it has proven to be a preposterous farce.

In 2020 alone, Trump had two perfectly crafted opportunities to seize authoritarian power — a global health pandemic and sprawling protests and sustained riots throughout American cities — and yet did virtually nothing to exploit those opportunities. Actual would-be despots such as Hungary’s Viktor Orbán quickly seized on the virus to declare martial law, while even prior U.S. presidents, to say nothing of foreign tyrants, have used the pretext of much less civil unrest than what we saw this summer to deploy the military in the streets to pacify their own citizenry.


But early in the pandemic, Trump was criticized, especially by Democrats, for failing to assert the draconian powers he had, such as commandeering the means of industrial production under the Defense Production Act of 1950, invoked by Truman to force industry to produce materials needed for the Korean War. In March, The Washington Post reported that “Governors, Democrats in Congress and some Senate Republicans have been urging Trump for at least a week to invoke the act, and his potential 2020 opponent, Joe Biden, came out in favor of it, too,” yet “Trump [gave] a variety of reasons for not doing so.” Rejecting demands to exploit a public health pandemic to assert extraordinary powers is not exactly what one expects from a striving dictator….


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Keanu Reeves: Humans About To Break Free From ‘The Matrix’

Keanu Reeves: Humans About To Break Free From ‘The Matrix’

Humanity is waking up and is on the verge of breaking free of the matrix, rejecting our overlords, according to Keanu Reeves.

A war is being fought that will shape the future of human existence and the world we leave for our children, according to Keanu Reeves, who says he is “quietly optimistic” about the future because “humanity is showing signs of breaking free from thematrix.

The human race has been enslaved for thousands of years,” Keanu Reeves said while filming in the Mojave Desert, explaining that “we have been kept in a mental prison by shadowy elites and secret societies that have done all they can to suppress us and stop us reaching our potential.”

But the Matrix star, who was filming scenes from Squarespace’s upcoming Super Bowl commercial, says the real world matrix is beginning to crack. “Humanity is showing signs of breaking free from the matrix. What a time to be alive! We are living in exciting times.”

Explaining that he has been studying ancient texts including the Vedanta and the Upanishads and learning about the nature of reality, Keanu said, “Yeah, sure, there are a lot of people still only interested in keeping up with the Kardashians, but a significant chunk of the population have woken up.

“Most importantly there is now a war being fought between our overlord masters and those who wish to set us free.

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Keanu Reeves on the set of Sqarespace’s new Super Bowl commercial, filmed in the Mojave Desert.


What is the matrix?

Keanu Reeves says the matrix is a holographic universe being projected to us by those who wish to control us. Humanity has been suppressed and controlled in this manner for millennia. We think it is real, but in actual fact it is just a film being played to the collective consciousness, presenting itself as ‘reality’.

Keanu Reeves is not alone in believing humanity has been living in a matrix for thousands of years.

Some of the world’s richest and most influential people are convinced that we are living in a computer simulation. At least two of Silicon Valley’s tech billionaires are pouring money into efforts to break humans out of the simulation that they believe we are living in.

Elon Musk believes the chances we are not living in a matrix-style computer simulation are “billions to one.”

Many people in Silicon Valley have become obsessed with the simulation hypothesis, the argument that what we experience as reality is in fact fabricated in a computer,writes The New Yorker’s Tad Friend. “Two tech billionaires have gone so far as to secretly engage scientists to work on breaking us out of the simulation.”

But Keanu Reeves believes the Silicon Valley guys have got it slightly wrong about breaking free of the matrix. He has a word of advice for the tech billionaires.

Put your wallets back in your pockets. This has nothing to do with money or computers. It’s a spiritual shift that needs to take place, not a ‘hack’.

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Keanu spent his time stargazing, sitting by an open fire, and conversing with new friends.

According to Keanu, that spiritual shift is taking place. People are tired of unnecessary wars, totalitarian leadership, and authoritarian control. People are waking up to what is really important in life.

I think people were really scared the world was ending until, you know, very recently. It just felt like things had gotten out of control. We’d lost any hope of being able to save ourselves from the dark forces in the world.

But just open your eyes for a minute and look around at what’s happening. It’s astonishing. People like Trump are lifting the veil on an astonishing web of interconnected manipulation.

Love him or loathe him, he is allowing humanity to wake from its slumber and see that the same few people, the same secret societies, the f*cking New World Order, are actively controlling our lives and suppressing our true ability.”

But people are slowly waking up. It’s time to take back our infinite power and fling open the doors of the mental prison we have been encouraged to build for ourselves. It’s not an easy thing to do, but it’s time to walk into the light of freedom.”

Via:
https://kauilapele.wordpress.com/2018/02/04/yournewswire-2-4-18-keanu-reeves-humans-about-to-break-free-from-the-matrix/

Source:
http://yournewswire.com/keanu-reeves-breaking-free-matrix/