by Dee McLachlan
2017 was the year that I started the series on ‘Humanity in Crisis,’ covering: Government Secrecy, What the Money Printers Are Really Doing, The Food Controllers, Trashing Our Planet, The Radiation from Fukushima, Weapons of Mass Insanity, Mass Extinction, and Missing Shoals and the Blob. But there is so much more to write about.
Gumshoe kept up its older themes too, such as 9-11, Port Arthur, vaccination, loss of civil liberties, and Syria. This article covers a few A, B, C… topics that cropped up this year — topics that might have further traction in 2018. So here goes…
2017 — The Year of “Fake News”
I flicked onto the ABC about a week ago, and they were doing a wrap up of 2017 — announcing that ‘a’ Wooden Spoon Award for 2017 goes to the “Alternative News.” Amazing. 2017 proved to be the year the mainstream media’s cries of “fake news” stunningly boomeranged back into them.
Over the decades the MSM have become more and more fake — so much so, that they are still unable to report what really happened on November 22, 1963 at 12:30pm in Dallas — for example. John F Kennedy was assassinated over 50 years ago, yet they are still propagating the most outrageous theory.
And the MSM remain hypnotized by the collapses of the twin towers, and still haven’t been able to tackle Building 7.
I wrote a public letter to Rupert Murdoch nearly three years ago, called “Rupert Murdoch – This Could Be Your Greatest Hour.” This is what I wrote back then:
“Mr Murdoch we are DROWNING in political lies and deception – and YOU have the power, the influence, and the reach to change this world forever…
“You could forward a brief to all your editors, CEOs and managers… [and instruct them to investigate] the evidence and facts surrounding past and future terror events, wars, banking and politics. Disclose the real news, without fear or favour.”
Murdoch and News Corp will eventually follow the dinosaurs into extinction if they continue to believe in their own fake news.
Sex, Lies and Videotape
Now let’s get to Harvey and the sequellae of that.
In 1989, Harvey Weinstein released Steven Soderbergh’s Sex, Lies, and Videotape, which propelled his company, Miramax, to become the most successful independent studio in America. He soon rose to God-like status in the entertainment business — protected by the industry and the press. But in October 2017, the NYT published the sexual assault claims from actors Ashley Judd and Rose McGowan. Since then, more than 90 women have come forward. Hundreds of people knew of his behaviour, but kept silent.
The dominoes started falling.
What’s in Burke’s Backyard?
ABC should give its “wooden spoon” award to TV’s gardening celebrity Don Burke, for coming up with the most crazy excuse for his inappropriate behaviour towards women.
The gardening celeb blamed his behaviour on self-diagnosed Aspergers, and in an interview with Tracy Grimshaw, he said:
“I can look at a lens but I have difficulty looking at people in the eye. I missed the body language and the subtle signs that people give you… [etc]”
I was chatting to a woman a few years older than Burke about it. She said, “My past husbands must have had Aspergers,” then added, “Macho society embolden some men to behave that way, and if they didn’t, they were often called pooftas.”
The MSM also reported on a past culture amongst Victoria Police that makes the celebrity gardener look like a lily in comparison. The culture of sexual discrimination, and predatory behaviour among the police was egregious.
Still, only the tip of the iceberg has been viewed. Actor Corey Feldman has been vocal for many years about pedophilia in Hollywood, and says many of the people who abused him and fellow child actor Corey Haim — who died in 2010 — are still around.
The ice has cracked, so maybe we will see more uncovered in 2018. Society has had the hors d’oeuvres served up, and are ready for the pizza entrée.
The Big A’s in Australia
2018 will be a year global giants consolidate their turf in Australia.
It seems Apple has had the go-ahead to build one of their mega-stores at the iconic Federation Square in Melbourne — right opposite Gargasoulas’s “donut” intersection.
This comment, and many like this, appeared in The Herald Sun:
“Rather than offer Apple pride of place in Fed Square, it’s more to the point for it to pay more tax on its vast sales in Australia.” Tony Adami
2017 was the year Amazon moved into Australia, and is also when its founder, Jeff Bezos, become the 100 billion-dollar-man. More than half the countries on the globe have GDPs less than $100,000,000,000 a year (short scale billion, I presume).
At the same time the Sunday Mirror had a journalist working uncover in the UK, at the giant’s newest warehouse in Essex — earning about $11.50 per hour. The journalist wrote:
“I saw staff struggling to meet impossible targets, in constant fear of the sack… At every turn it felt like the human staff were reduced to livestock, existing only to service the machines…”
Amazon is clearly committed to a future with less and less human workers as robots take their place in “humanity’s progress“.
2017 — The Year of Driving into Pedestrians
A week ago we had ANOTHER mentally unstable man drive into pedestrians on Flinders Street, in Melbourne. This is the third incident in the area, and 20 people were injured — one person is still in critical condition. The alleged ice addict Saeed Noori was charged with 18 counts of attempted murder.
This event needs more investigation. But why do the CCTV cameras indicate the rampage at 1440 hours, when it was reported at 4.40pm (1640 hours). And I quote the Herald Sun:
“Within 15 seconds, members of the Victoria Police’s critical incident response team are there…” [very speedy indeed]
But talking about robots; in my article “Vehicular Weapons“, I wrote:
“What are the authorities going to do? Bring in driver-less cars as soon as possible? What legislation and restrictions can we expect in the near future… “to keep us safe”?
As we drove into the country for a family Christmas eve dinner this year, we were discussing the future of driver-less cars. My son explained that driver-less cars will act like a centipede. For example, in the future, when cars take off from a set of lights, they will take off together — in ‘unison’.
In fact the traffic experience will be completely different, and if you have one human driver in the mix, the system just won’t work properly. He predicts that driver-less zones — starting in city centers — will be implemented in the near future. In these zones there will be no speeding, no drunken drivers, no terrorist drivers, and no fines. And soon, kids will no longer learn how to drive.
Perhaps my analysis of the “run over pedestrian” phase will in fact be a justification for this new “technological advance”. It also propped up the fad of putting bollards around valuable cultural entities. What are we coming to?
2017 — The Year of the Bitcoin
2017 saw the dramatic rise of Bitcoin, and the first Bitcoin billionaires.
Natural News predicts that 2018 will be the year that central banks begin to fight back against the growing phenomenon of cryptocurrency — as manipulating the crypto markets will be easy.
Mike Adams writes that the “establishment” isn’t anti-crypto, they’re just “anti” anything they don’t control — and that linking a major terrorism event (or false flag event) to Bitcoin will be a way to start the process of criminalizing Bitcoin.
2017 — The Australian Swamp
2017 was the year that the Australian people woke up to the idea that there is a swamp not only in Washington, DC, but in Canberra.
More people realize that the politicians are in for themselves — like Andrew Robb’s “consulting fee” of $880,000 each year, for NO consulting obligations. This has become the norm. The treasurer, Scott Morrison, in a speech to the Liberal party’s federal council in Sydney, said Australians had “collectively reached for the remote and turned down the volume on Canberra’s noise.”
More trough feeding was on display when mining and cattle baron Gina Rinehart presented Barnaby Joyce a $40,000 prize/gift at a glitzy agriculture event put on by her company Hancock Prospecting. Although Joyce initially accepted the giant novelty cheque, he handed it back after a backlash from the public.
The most disgraceful news at Canberra was the building of the FENCE. It demonstrates clearly the mentality of those leading us. They are a bunch of cowards out of touch with the people – whom they consider “stupid and wrong”. (That quote was said in parliament — aimed at anyone who does not believe the official 9-11 fairy tale.)
Here’s the real question: Are Federal politicians prisoners of the global cabal? Can they speak freely? I believe not. The ongoing suppression of the Port Arthur reality is a demonstration of their bondage and committal.
And the fence is symbolic of our present Australian attitudes (in more ways than one).
Thank-you’s from Gumshoe
I heartily thank regular “legal” contributors James O’Neill, and of course Mary Maxwell. (Mary has done a separate wrap-up.) I am indebted to Greg Buck for videos on economics, and for “guest writers” — Phil Hingston, Cathy Jamieson, Greg Maybury, Cesar Baruja, MD, Alan Cantwell, MD, and others. A special thanks to G5 for trusting Gumshoe to put out information. There were also persons whose essays we simply lifted, such as Rev Kevin Annett and Dutch journalist Karel van Wolferen. Several persons sent me leads to key publications. Thank you!
I THANK Gumshoe’s financial contributors — and for the gold bottle cap. And our wonderful commenters are indispensable. I am grateful to those who re-blogged us, including Cairns News and Tim Veater, and to Ian Cognito who made the photoshop production of Trump and Stalin on Boston’s Boylston St.
Again I declare my appreciation for the readers who answered the survey and thus helped me redesign the website. I thank Jon Faine for providing, well, a perfect target.
For this annual wrap-up, I would be pleased if you would note in the Comments today, any special favorite item you recall from this year’s Gumshoe offerings — or topics to cover.
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