Thanks Jeff for a new one, been waiting.

"Point a) Once an elite progressive newspaper, The Guardian is now to the good folks of Britain what The New York Times is to Americans: an elite regressive instrument of state propaganda and class warfare. Then again, mass commercial media have always been instruments of the state."

Yes it was once progressive because the 'progress' narrative is what culturally drives empire outwards from the inside. Once organic global economic growth ends, which happened sometime during the first decade of this century, only regression remained because it's one or the other given that there is no steady-state. Only cultural regression remained, to match the long-in-tooth ecological economics of an exhausted plantation.

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“The Guardian” is a dead giveaway.

After The Red Wedding, House Bolton becomes the ruling house of the North. The Bolton sigil consists of a flayed man upside-down, his flayed skin forming a white, X-shaped cross behind him, over a field of black. Their house words are “Our blades are sharp.” Their other credo is “A naked man has few secrets; a flayed man, none.”

There have been many Red Weddings, a continuous succession of them:

“We are grateful to the Washington Post, the New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost 40 years......It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subjected to the lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supernational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national autodetermination practiced in past centuries.” ― David Rockefeller

North (up … elevated) is where the head/waters are. Until the flayers do their thing:

“We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false.” William Casey, CIA Director (from first staff meeting in 1981)

S/words is why the Prussian training technic (called “public education”) was imported. The people need to be able to read, but not comprehend, if they are to be flayed as effectively & efficiently as possible.

So, Ramsay Bolton dispatch-parricides Roose Bolton with a dagger to take the crown. And eventually, the feral “guardian”-hunting dogs that he fed so many people to fed themselves with him. Not that that bit of justice put an end to the Game of Thrones.


And DeepMind Your Own Business will never be, either. There’s not enough depth of mind to even know, or accept, what that is, what the prerogatives are. People, in the main, just wanna flay, & be flayed.

This Bolton cover is overwrought. Like humanimal history, in all its tenses. “Looks like nuthin’s gonna change …”


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What was before is gone. Jeff helps us to understand what happened and how to deal with it. Thank you

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