Low Income Workers Hit Hardest by the Lockdowns

This article summarizes the differences in job losses for low- and high-wage workers, showing that low-wage workers have been disproportionately affected. Tough times are even tougher for the low-wage workers:

https://www.zerohedge.com/personal-finance/high-wage-vs-low-wage-visualizing-americas-k-shaped-economic-recovery

Planet Lockdown Film in Progress

An important new documentary is being made in which scientists and intellectuals offer a counter-narrative about the nature of what the entire globe is experiencing. Interviewees include:

American/German Lawyer Reiner Fueullmich who leading a lawsuit against the knowing inappropriate use of the PCR test and its inability to detect COVID-19.

Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò’s Appeal to World in relation to COVID-19 and its effects.

Former Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Catherine Austine Fitts on the power structures and underlying purposes of COVID-19 lockdowns.

Former Prime Minister of Czech Republic on the COVID-19 situation and the prospect of human freedom. His perspective is from that of having spent most of his life under a communist system.

Veteran epidemiologist Knut Wittkowski discusses herd immunity and assessment of the harm lockdowns and masks are doing.

Interviews with Prince Michael Leichtenstien, Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi and others are forthcoming. It is expected that the full documentary will be available in early 2021, but you can access the interviews from http://www.planetlockdownfilm.com. These qualified voices should be included as part of the public discourse, but they are for the most part not covered by the mainstream media. It is the responsibility of each person to examine the assertions, facts, and analyses of truthful and qualified people and then do one’s best to synthesize and take a course of action that is consistent with one’s own internal moral compass.

The Hope of Christmas

More than 700 years before Christ was born, the book of Isaiah was written:

Isaiah 9: 6-7

For to us a child is born,
    to us a son is given,
    and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
    Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
    Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Of the greatness of his government and peace
    there will be no end.
He will reign on David’s throne
    and over his kingdom,
establishing and upholding it
    with justice and righteousness
    from that time on and forever.
The zeal of the Lord Almighty
    will accomplish this.

Luke 2: 6-7

So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.

U.S. Government Budget Deal Delayed

President Trump stated that the $600 to be sent to individuals was too little, suggesting that $2000 was more appropriate, given the struggles people have endured due to the lockdown policies. Trump has threatened to veto the legislation. The Democrats support the increase but Republicans object. While the legislation is very important given that the struggle many families are experiencing, I view this as kind of a “show” or distraction….I try not to lose track of issues such as deployment of vaccines and COVID travel passports, the move to digital currencies, and the Great Reset.

COVID “Freedom” Passports

Governments and airlines are quickly moving forward to implement paper and digital COVID passports that will be required for travel. This article discusses how the United Kingdom has already contracted with firms to develop the passport systems:

And this article reports that Singapore Airlines is now requiring COVID passports for travel:

I expect COVID passports and likely vaccination requirements to be the norm for travel…hopefully market competition will provide strong incentives for some travel companies to provide services (legally and perhaps underground) without such requirements for the many who do not wish to comply with such coercive actions.

Velocity of Money Is Collapsing

In this post, I noted that the U.S. money supply increased by more than 60% in 2020: https://mark-skidmore.com/2020/12/14/u-s-m1-money-supply-increases-by-more-than-60-in-2020/. The graph below from the Federal Reserve shows that the velocity of money (a measure of the flow of financial assets in the economy) hovered around 1.8 since the 1960, rose to as high as 2.2 in the late 1990s, and has since fallen:

Note the collapse in money velocity in 2020. As the Federal Reserve expanded its money printing this year, the number of times financial assets exchanged hands dropped from about 1.4 to 1.1, which is a 21% decline. Why isn’t the newly created money flowing in and through the economy? Where are those financial assets sitting?

One Church Fights Back against COVID-19 Lockdowns

This article challenges church leaders and Christians to “fear not” (a phrase that is used over and over again in the bible) and for church leaders to push back against church closures over fears of a virus that has a survival rate of 99.8% for healthy people: https://www.zerohedge.com/covid-19/2020-year-church-was-sharp-two-edged-marshmallow. The author asserts that church as a whole has been too “nice”.

One example of a church that is is pushing back is Harborview Fellowship in Gig Harbor, Washington. Harborview Fellowship is suing Washington State Governor Inslee over the unconstitutionality of placing restrictions on religious gatherings. You can read about the case here: https://harborviewfellowship.org/press

Donations to help cover legal expenses can be sent to: Harborview Fellowship, 4819 Hunt St NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98335. Please write “support for legal case” on your check.

And for some truthy levity on the restrictions, some of will enjoy (whereas others will be angered!) by this video “A Communist Christmas” by AwakeWithJP. Don’t watch if you don’t want to be offended:

Congress Readies to Pass $2.3 Trillion Spending and Virus Relief Package, Including $740 Billion for National Defense

Congress is expected to pass a $1.4 billion omnibus bill that includes $740 billion in defense spending, plus an additional $900 billion in COVID-19 relief.

https://thehill.com/policy/finance/531164-congress-unveils-23-trillion-government-spending-and-virus-relief-package

The bill is 5600 pages long…legislators will not have time to read the document before voting.

Investigative reporter Derrick Broze has prepared a more detailed evaluation of what is in the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Of concern, the NDDA includes authorization to hold U.S. citizens indefinitely without a right to trial, and will make it more difficult to implement planned troop drawdowns overseas.

Keep in mind that the spending bill is dependent on the Federal Reserve’s agreement to provide support via money printing. My rough guess is that at least $1 trillion of the spending package will be funded by the Fed through government bond purchases. Without such support, the government would have to raise interest rates to attract bond buyers, which in turn would lead to an increase in government interest payments as well as reduce the value of investment portfolios and pension funds that hold government securities. The financial system needs money printing in order to sustain itself…for how long can we continue such an approach?

The Biggest Experiment Ever Done

Highly respected virologist, Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi, offers another careful assessment of COVID-19, the body’s natural immune response, and how the mRNA vaccine represents “the biggest experiment ever done” on the human population. Please watch this interview before taking the new experimental COVID-19 vaccine.

The Great Reset

In the wake of the COVID-19 lock downs and associated global crisis, the influential World Economic Forum (WEF) is marketing something called the “The Great Reset”. Because this group is backed by very wealthy and influential people/organizations, it is important to understand their vision for the future and then decide whether this is the future you want. As discussed in this link, the WEF vision includes ideas such as “You’ll own nothing and be happy” https://www.globalresearch.ca/own-nothing-happy-being-human-2030/5728960. I wonder who will own everything if we don’t…their vision documents don’t explicitly address this question but we can figure it out.

James Corbett of The Corbett Report and Patrick Wood of Technocracy News have each done a great job summarizing the Great Reset:

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2020/08/30/patrick-wood-technocracy.aspx