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Monday, October 20, 2014

Dr. Osterholm called for surge on scale of Berlin Airlift to get medical supplies, personnel, sanitation and nutrition into ebola zone

       



Obama's Removal an Existential Issue for Mankind's Survival



Ebola: The 'Terrorism of Poverty'

from LaRouche...................As Dr. Michael Osterholm and other public health and infectious disease specialists have warned repeatedly for months, a genuine military-style mobilization is needed to defeat the Ebola epidemic in West Africa before it spreads beyond control. In an appearance on Fox TV on Sunday morning, Dr. Osterholm called for a military surge on the scale of the Berlin Airlift to get medical supplies, personnel, and other vital sanitation and nutrition into the hot zone. Osterholm Advocates Full Military Mobilization to Fight Ebola

The United States alone has hundreds of heavy cargo planes under the U.S. Air Force and other services that could be shuttling vital supplies and personnel into Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea, where death rates among known Ebola victims is 70-90 percent in most areas. The United States, Russia, China, Japan, and several European countries have hospital ships that could be dispatched off the West African coast (all three hot zone countries are on the coast) within a week, establishing a network of emergency hospital facilities that would be quarantine facilities. So far, only a handful of U.S. troops have arrived in West Africa and few mobile hospitals have been installed. The disease vector is spreading much faster than the international response.

In the United States, while there are only four Level IV bio-hazard facilities, there are many teaching hospitals where bio-defense research is being conducted and where vaccine research is underway. All of those hospitals could be upgraded to take Ebola patients within 72 hours.

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel issued an order on Sunday assigning military specialists to work with civilian authorities on rapid response to further cases in the United States. But so far, only 40 military personnel will be assigned to the new rapid response effort.

Long before the Ebola crisis, President Obama committed high crimes and misdemeanors that warranted his impeachment. All of those crimes—including his adament refusal to go to Congress for formal authorization for the war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria—still stand as articles of impeachment. His blatant refusal to take the vital actions against Ebola make his removal an existential issue for all Americans and all of mankind.

Alex Jones Show - Commercial Free Podcast: Monday (10-20-14) Wayne Madsen

Alex Jones Show - Commercial Free Podcast: Monday (10-20-14) Wayne Madsen - YouTube


      



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Alex Jones Show: Monday (10-20-14) Wayne Madsen

Alex Jones Show: Monday (10-20-14) Wayne Madsen - YouTube


  


On this Monday, October 20 edition
of the Alex Jones Show, Alex covers the militarization of the domestic
U.S. response to Ebola and the White House sabotage of an Infowars
petition calling for a general strike if Obama and the federal
government continue to allow flights to enter the United States from
West Africa. Alex talks with investigative journalist, author and
columnist Wayne Madsen about Ebola and recent revelations about the NSA
and the surveillance grid.

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20/10/14 Situation report at Donetsk airport by Givi

[eng subs] 20/10/14 Sitrep at Donetsk airport by Givi. - YouTube


In Donetsk, journalists visit chemical plant struck by Ukraine troops today

Kurdish forces to get easier access to Kobani to fight ISIS

Kurdish forces to get easier access to Kobani to fight ISIS - YouTube






Turkey's foreign minister says the country could allow Iraqi Kurds to cross its border with Syria and join the fight for Kobani against the Islamic State.

Turkish Gendarmerie refuses to reveal identity of driver involved in accident that killed Serena Shim

Turkish Gendarmerie refuses to reveal identity of driver involved in accident - YouTube






Memorial service held in Lebanon to remember Press TV correspondent Serena Shim

Donetsk 20/10/14 Powerful explosion after Ukraine Army troops strike

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Powerful explosion after UA govt troops strike - YouTube












Ron Paul says National Service is Anti-Liberty and Un-American

▶ Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk 10/20/14: National Service is Anti-Liberty and Un-American - YouTube






National Service is Anti-Liberty and Un-American
by Ron Paul

Former
Clinton Administration Labor Secretary Robert Reich recently called on
the government to force young people to spend two years either “serving”
in the military or performing some other type of government-directed
“community service.” Neoconservative Senator John McCain has introduced
legislation creating a mandatory national service program very similar
to Reich’s proposal. It is not surprising that both a prominent
progressive and a leading neocon would support mandatory national
service, as this is an issue that has long united authoritarians on the
left and right.

Proponents of national service claim that young
people have a moral obligation to give something back to society. But
giving the government power to decide our moral obligations is an
invitation to totalitarianism.

Mandatory national service is not
just anti-liberty, it is un-American. Whether or not they admit it,
supporters of mandatory national service do not believe that individuals
have “inalienable rights.” Instead, they believe that rights are gifts
from the government, and, since government is the source of our rights,
government can abridge or even take away those rights whenever Congress
decides.

Mandatory national service also undermines private
charitable institutions. In a free society, many people will give their
time or money to service projects to help better their communities,
working with religious or civic associations. But in a society with
government-enforced national service, these associations are likely to
become more reliant on government-supplied forced labor. They will then
begin to tailor their programs to satisfy the demands of government
bureaucrats instead of the needs of the community.

The very worst
form of national service is, of course, the military draft, which
forces young people to kill or be killed on government orders. The draft
lowers the cost of an interventionist foreign policy because government
need not compete with private employers for recruits. Anyone who
refuses a draft notice runs the risk of being jailed, so government can
provide lower pay and benefits to draftees than to volunteers.

As
the burden of our hyper-interventionist foreign policy increases, it is
increasingly likely that there will be serious attempts to reinstate
the military draft. General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint
Chiefs of Staff, continues to suggest that US troops on the ground may
be needed to fight “Operation Inherent Resolve” in Iraq and Syria. A
major escalation requiring a large US troop deployment will likely add
pressure to consider a military draft.

The only real way the
American people can protect their children from the military draft is to
demand an end to the foreign policy that sees the US military as the
solution to any and every problem — from ISIS to Ebola — anywhere in the
world.

Some who share my opposition to a militaristic foreign
policy support the draft because they think a draft will increase public
opposition to war. However, the existence of a draft did not stop the
American government from launching unconstitutional wars in Vietnam and
Korea. While the draft did play a role in mobilizing political
opposition to Vietnam, it took almost a decade and the death of
thousands of American draftees for that opposition to reach critical
mass.

It is baffling that conservatives who (properly) oppose
raising taxes would support any form of national service, including the
military draft. It is similarly baffling that liberals who oppose
government interference with our personal lives would support mandatory
national service. Mandatory national service is a totalitarian policy
that should be rejected by all who value liberty.     

Gerald Celente - Russia Today - October 20, 2014

▶ Gerald Celente - Russia Today - October 20, 2014 - YouTube

This is why they dont let so called wingnut conspiracy theorists on the news



Hopefully Fox news has Tarpley on again soon to attempt to discredit him on his analysis of current events, the escalating wars, state sponsored terror, and eugenicist exterminators running amuck on the world stage.

This interview conclusively exposes scientific elite's true agenda, world-wide genocide and the formation of a global government to rule.

Historian and author Webster Tarpley exposes how White House science advisor John P. Holdren, who infamously co-wrote a 1977 textbook in which he advocated the formation of a “planetary regime” that would use a “global police force” to enforce totalitarian measures of population control, including forced abortions, mass sterilization programs conducted via the food and water supply, as well as mandatory bodily implants that would prevent couples from having children, is a Malthusian fanatic in the tradition of the arcane anti-human ideology that originated amongst British aristocracy in the 19th century.

Holdren calls himself a “neo-Malthusian” in his own book, and as Tarpley explains, is a historical pessimist who has rejected the idea that America and humanity as a whole can progress through ingenuity, industry and economic growth. Instead, Holdren sees humankind as a cancer upon the earth. Holdren wants to set up a “Science Court,” where potential developments could be blocked by government decree if they don’t conform to the planned society necessary under Holdren’s “planetary regime”. He also seeks to institute “de-development” worldwide to prevent the third world from ever lifting itself out of poverty and roll things back to “pre-industrial civilization” where average life spans would not be much more than 30 years.
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Holdren’s co-author, Paul Ehrlich, is a discredited crank who wrote books in the 70′s claiming that England would not exist as a land mass by the year 2000 because of climate change. As Tarpley explains, Ehrlich’s warning of a “population bomb” has proven incorrect, with population in Europe, Japan and the United States falling when immigration is removed from the equation. - more on depop agenda see - http://blogdogcicle.blogspot.ca/2013/09/we-are-being-exterminated.html

Elizabeth May, MP, Green Party of Canada leader on the NAU, New World Order, Hemp, Marijuana & Fluoride

▶ Elizabeth May on the NAU, New World Order, Hemp, Marijuana & Fluoride - YouTube



       

Elizabeth May, MP and leader of the Green Party of Canada spoke to Josh
Sigurdson of Winnipeg Alternative Media on October 19th, 2014 at the
Fort Garry Hotel in Winnipeg. She was in Winnipeg to launch her new book
"Who We Are: Reflection on My Life & Canada" which she was also
signing.
A large crowd showed up at the beautiful, historic hotel to
listen to Elizabeth May speak and read from her book. Elizabeth May has
certainly made her name immortalized in Canadian political history. She
will continue to run for Prime Minister and speak out against Stephen
Harper's actions.

Josh Sigurdson of WAM asked Elizabeth May about
her thoughts on Bush and Obama's push for Canada to join the North
American Union (NAU) which is a plan to have a trans-continental
currency union much like the European Union which has failed in every
respect. It would connect Mexico, the United States and Canada under one
economic system. Since the issue ties in with the global plan for a New
World Order (from the President's mouth himself), Josh brought that up
as well.
Josh then asked Elizabeth May about her thoughts on the hemp
industry and hesitation to put it into more prominent use. Elizabeth
supports the use of hemp of course and expanded on the question by
talking about marijuana (cannabis) legalization as well.
Josh then
asked her about her position on the fluoridation of Winnipeg and other
city's tap water. Hydrofluosilicic acid is considered toxic waste and is
being put into the tap water without people's permission in order to
"clean teeth" despite the fact that it is extremely hazardous to drink,
but citizens have no choice. Even if one finds a way to not drink
fluoride, it gets into their system by showering and bathing anyways.
Calgary as well as dozens of other cities and towns in Canada have taken
fluoride out of their water. It's become an extremely important issue
and Winnipeg has had enough.

We do NOT endorse any parties. We
repeat, we do NOT endorse any parties! We just ask questions. Getting
close and personal with those in power is a crucial part of education.


Video edited and conducted by Josh Sigurdson

Featuring:
Elizabeth May
Josh Sigurdson

Graphics by Bryan Foerster

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Floodways Part 2: Return to Lake Agassiz - Illusive Mind

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The Ebola Conspiracy Theories ?!? _MaKaElectric

The Ebola Conspiracy Theories ?!? - YouTube



 



The spread of Ebola from western Africa to suburban Texas has brought with it another strain of contagion: conspiracy theories.

The
outbreak began in September, when The Daily Observer, a Liberian
newspaper, published an article alleging that the virus was not what it
seemed — a medical disaster — but rather a bioweapon designed by the
United States military to depopulate the planet. Not long after,
accusations appeared online contending that the federal Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention had patented the virus and was poised to
make a fortune from a new vaccine it had created with the pharmaceutical
industry. There were even reports that the New World Order, that
classic conspiracy bugbear involving global elites, had engineered Ebola
in order to impose quarantines, travel bans and eventually martial law.

More
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/19/sun...

FDA Approves Testing New Ebola Drug
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/fda-appro...

Many Microbiologists Dead / GLP Thread
http://www.godlikeproductions.com/for...

Joseph Moshe H5N1 Plague Warning (2009)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jemRjF...

Technologies That Will Soon Be Inside You?!?
http://au.news.yahoo.com/technology/a...

Please Review The Book Absolute Zero (1997)
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12...

Military Prepares 30 Person Ebola Team In US
http://time.com/3522555/military-team...

101St Air Will NOT Get Full Protective Gear?!?
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/...

Ebola Is Disaster Obama Says NOT To Worry?
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/obama-calls-...

Obama Golfs Then Holds No Czar Ebola Meet?
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Governme...
       

Sergey Lavrov's open lecture on Russian foreign policy



Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov open lecture on foreign policy of the Russian Federation, Moscow, October 20, 2014

CrossTalk: Recognizing Palestine with Norman Finkelstein

▶ CrossTalk: Recognizing Palestine (ft. Norman Finkelstein) - YouTube







Why have Western countries only now decided to vote to recognize the state of Palestine? What will be the outcome? Will a legitimate Palestinian state bring peace to the region? Is an Israeli-Palestinian peace plan a dead end?

CrossTalking with Norman Finkelstein and Amir Oren.

“Pardon Us For Our Country’s Existence in the Middle of Your Military Bases” – Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov’s Speech at the UN

lavrov UN speech
In a courageous and brilliant speech to the United Nations General Assembly on September 27, 2014, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov pierced the veil of obfuscation that characterizes too many speeches at the United Nations, and delivered a scathing denunciation of Western imperialism, imperialism that can only be accurately described as global theft.  

Lavrov, on behalf of the Russian Federation implicitly warned that US/NATO is risking global war in embarking on its campaign to seize and dominate huge territories, while inexorably and ruthlessly determined to conquer and subjugate Russia, having learned nothing from the historic reality that Napolean’s effort to dominate Russia led to the collapse of Napoleonic France, and Hitler’s attempt to subjugate Russia led to the obliteration of his Third Reich.  

Perhaps this third attempt to conquer and subjugate Russia may lead not only to war encompassing huge territories of the globe, but, dialectically, may be the catalyst leading to the ultimate decline of capitalism, an economic system which thrives almost entirely on imperialism, and is undergoing a possibly terminal crisis, as described by the French economist, Thomas Piketty in his best-selling work “Capital in the 21 Century.”  In desperation, dysfunctional Western capitalism is lashing out recklessly and irrationally, unwilling and unable to preclude the disastrous consequences of its myopic policies.  And one possible consequence of current US/NATO policies is thermonuclear war.

Lavrov stated:  “The U.S.-led Western alliance that portrays itself as a champion of democracy, rule of law and human rights within individual countries, acts from directly opposite positions in the international arena, rejecting the democratic principle of sovereign equality of states enshrined in the UN Charter and trying to decide for everyone what is good or evil.”“Washington has openly declared its right to unilateral use of force anywhere to uphold its own interests.  Military interference has become a norm – even despite the dismal outcome of all power operations that the U.S. has carried out over the recent years.”
 “The sustainability of the international system has been severely shaken by NATO bombardment of Yugoslavia, intervention in Iraq, attack against Libya and the failure of operation in Afghanistan.  Only due to intensive diplomatic efforts the aggression against Syria was prevented in 2013.  There is an involuntary impression that the goal of various ‘color revolutions’ and other projects to change unsuitable regimes is to provoke chaos and instability.”

 “Today Ukraine has fallen victim to such an arrogant policy.  The situation there has revealed the remaining deep-rooted systemic flaws of the existing architecture in the Euro-Atlantic area.  The West has embarked upon the course towards ‘vertical structuring of humanity’ tailored to its own hardly inoffensive standards.  After they declared victory in the Cold War and the ‘end of history,’ the U.S. and EU have opted for expanding the geopolitical area under their control without taking into account the balance of legitimate interests of all peoples of Europe […] NATO enlargement to the East continued in spite of the promises to the contrary given earlier.  The instant switch of NATO to hostile rhetoric and to the drawdown of its cooperation with Russia even to the detriment of the West’s own interests, and additional build up of military infrastructure at the Russian borders – made obvious the inability of the alliance to change the genetic code it embedded during the Cold War era.”

 “The U.S. and EU supported the coup d’etat in Ukraine and reverted to outright justification of any acts by the self-proclaimed Kiev authorities that opted for suppression by force of the part of the Ukranian people that had rejected the attempts to impose the anti-constitutional way of life to the  entire country and wanted to defend its rights to the native language, culture and history.  It is precisely the aggressive assault on these rights that compelled the population of Crimea to take the destiny in its own hands and make a choice in favor of self-determination.  This was an absolutely free choice no matter what was invented by those who are responsible in the first place for the internal conflict in Ukraine.”

“The attempts to distort the truth and to hide the facts behind blanket accusations have been undertaken at all stages of the Ukranian crisis.  Nothing has been done to track down and prosecute those responsible for February bloody events at Maidan and massive loss of human lives in Odessa, Mariupol and other regions of Ukraine.  The scale of appalling humanitarian disaster provoked by the acts of the Ukrainian army in the South-Eastern Ukraine has been deliberately understated.  Recently, new horrible facts have been brought to light when mass graves were discovered in the suburbs of Donetsk.  Despite UNSG Resolution 2166 a thorough and independent investigation of the circumstances of the loss of Malaysian airliner over the territory of Ukraine has been protracted.  The culprits of all these crimes must be identified and brought to justice.  Otherwise the national reconciliation in Ukraine can hardly be expected.”

In total contempt for truth and international law, Kiev’s escalation of the Ukranian crisis is being relentlessly prepared, in an ultimate act of deceit, as Ukranian President Poroshenko assumes military regalia, threatening Russia’s survival, and, indeed the survival of his own bankrupt country, and is now speaking of all-out war with Russia.

Last month Washington pledged and delivered 53 million dollars of US taxpayer’s money to provide military aid to the Kiev regime, which is using the ceasefire arranged by Russian President Putin and the OSCE as an opportunity to acquire more sophisticated and deadly weapons and prepare for another barbarous onslaught against civilians in east and southeastern Ukraine, where the massacre of almost 4,000 citizens of East Ukraine and the desperate plight of more than one million refugees  followed the “secret” visit to Kiev, (under a false name) of CIA Director John Brennan last April.

But perhaps the most brazen announcement of US/NATO intent to inflict further carnage upon the citizens of East Ukraine , whose rejection of the Nazi infested and Western controlled regime in Kiev has resulted in Kiev’s campaign of extermination of its dissident Ukrainian citizens, is the return to Kiev this month of the US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian affairs, Victoria Nuland.  Ms. Nuland was made world famous (or world infamous) by her February declaration “Fuck the EU” while, on behalf of her neocon sponsors in Washington, she engineered the destabilization and overthrow of Ukraine’s democratically elected President Viktor Yanukovich, plunging Ukraine into the civil war that holds the potential of engulfing the world in a conflagration which will be known as World War III.

In her October 7, 2014 speech to the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kiev, Ms. Nuland boasted:  “Ukraine this year has received $290 million in U.S. financial support plus a billion dollar loan guarantee.  And now you have what so many of you stood on the Maidan for, you have an association agreement with Europe and a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement.”  That “Association Agreement” holds Ukraine virtual hostage to NATO and the IMF, whose imposition of “austerity measures” will further degrade the living standards of the already impoverished Ukranians.  Ms. Nuland brings a Trojan Horse into Ukraine, unctuously flattering gullible Ukranian students, who will ultimately provide cannon fodder for the war which US/NATO is inciting.

Further on in his September 27 address to the UN General Assembly, Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov states:

“Let me recall a history of not so far ago.  As a condition for establishing diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union in 1933 the U.S. government demanded of Moscow the guarantees of non-interference into domestic affairs of the U.S. and obligations not to take any actions with a view to changing political or social order in America.  At that time Washington feared a revolutionary virus and the above guarantees were put on record on the basis of reciprocity.  Perhaps, it makes sense to return to this topic and reproduce that demand of the U.S. government on a universal scale.  Shouldn’t the General Assembly adopt a declaration on the inadmissibility of interference into domestic affairs of sovereign states and non-recognition of coup d’etat as a method of the change of power?  The time has come to totally exclude from the international interaction the attempts of illegitimate pressure of some states on others.  The meaningless and counterproductive nature of unilateral sanctions is obvious if we took an example of the U.S. blockade of Cuba.”

“The policy of ultimatums and philosophy of supremacy and domination do not meet the requirements of the 21 century and run counter to the objective process of development of a polycentric and democratic world order.”

See also - Full translated video of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov open lecture on foreign policy of the Russian Federation, Moscow, October 20, 2014 http://blogdogcicle.blogspot.ca/2014/10/sergey-lavrovs-open-lecture-on-russian.html

and-  Russia is not the Aggressor

Pepe Escobar blames Saudis for oil prices drop with US, Russia targets

Pepe Escobar blames Saudis for oil prices drop with US, Russia targets - YouTube







Asia Times corrsepondent Pepe Escobar says Saudi Arabia has unleashed an economic war against selected oil producers and this strategy masks the House of Saud’s real agenda.

Read Pepe's Op-Edge: http://on.rt.com/y12xsh

Benjamin Fulford October 20, 2014 Did the dragon family take control of the Federal Reserve Board

Benjamin Fulford October 20, 2014 Did the dragon family take control of the Federal Reserve Board | conspireplanet









Multiple sources are reporting that as of October 17th, 2014, the Dragon family has taken over control of the international operations of the Federal Reserve Board and that as a result, the cabal’s ISIS and ebola campaigns, which were negotiating tactics, will be wound down. Under the deal, the United States, Europe and England, respectively, will be issuing their own domestic currencies. However, the world’s reserve currency will no longer be controlled by the families that used to own the Fed, the sources, including pentagon and CIA officials, said.

A Chinese government source was unable to confirm that a deal had been reached. Nonetheless, he did note that China, Indonesia and Japan had been printing dollars of their own under the old regime but that all new creation of dollars world-wide will stop in October. This implies that any new currency issued internationally will be something other than dollars; most likely a basket of currencies centered on the Chinese yuan.

A British MI5 source, for his part, says “Europe is in no condition to make any agreements based on the future use of the Euro. Italy, France and Germany all need to expedite the issuance of domestic currency and this is now a recognized fact.”

Moreover, there are still major power groups, notably in the Middle East and the US, that are unwilling to accept this deal, dragon family sources say. As a result, geopolitical turbulence is expected to continue until the final resistance groups are subdued and controlled. A dragon family member says they will push for complete cabal defeat by the Chinese lunar New Year , which falls on February 19th in 2015.

A high level “G7 source” independently confirmed that as a result of the new deal, “The New Economic System will be developed founded on the truth namely that there is Abundance of resources, not scarcity.”

If a deal has been reached at the highest levels of Eastern and Western esoteric power, then there will be many public signs appearing. For one thing many world leaders, including US corporate president Barack Obama, Japanese slave Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, UN head Ban Ki Moon and Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu will....keep reading

Landslide, Flare/Quake Uptick Review | S0 News October 20, 2014

Landslide, Flare/Quake Uptick Review | S0 News October 20, 2014 - YouTube


Bix Weir ALERT: The Financial Backroom is on FIRE!!





As I said before - all the chaos that is going on behind the scenes is going to hit the mainstream very soon.

Here's just the start...


Bank Of England's real time payment system is down

http://www.theguardian.com/business/live/2014/oct/20/stock-markets-recover-japan-nikkei-ftse-business-live



Euroclear, which is the world's largest securities transactions company, says it working closely with the Bank of England as it strives to get its Chaps payment system online again.


Here's the statement:


Euroclear is monitoring the current technical issue with the RTGS system at the Bank of England.

We are working closely with the BoE and if necessary will extend our own operational deadlines, to ensure that all settlement and payment instructions will be processed today.

AGAIN...this is just the beginning!!

It's going to be a long week.


May the Road you choose be the Right Road.

Bix Weir
www.RoadtoRoota.com

Sunday, October 19, 2014

When Confidence Crumbles



 



Submitted by Mark St. Cyr,

Once again we awake to an array of seemingly contradictory news and reports across the spectrum. Whether it be Ebola, the financial markets, or just plain ordinary life in general. It seems everything is once again in turmoil.

The issue at hand is migrating from worrisome to darn right alarming. And that’s not counting the general public at large. That speaks directly to the very one’s trying to re-establish confidence.

Today, what was once presumed as “a troubling situation in competent hands.” Now appears more inline with the space between “in” and “competent” being a typo.

The confidence in the people who are supposedly, as well as supposed to be “in charge” is doing more than just dwindling. It’s crumbling in Humpty Dumpty like fashion. For no matter how they try – it too may never go back together.

Once confidence wanes, or is lost, regaining it can be just as monumental of a task than the actual crisis itself. In particular it’s in the manner of reflexive or reactive assumptions that are communicated, along with conflicting assertions made by the very people trying to instil it – that diminish it. For it too can not only feed upon itself as not helping in real-time, but rather, hurting any and all credibility moving forward.

Sometimes no amount of “rights” will affect the one impression held by the public which you made wrong. Once it’s lost sometimes no amount of words seems to help. In fact, more words can actually make matters even worse. Sometimes – much worse.

This in turn is the exact tipping point where politicians, academics, et al find themselves not only up against a rock and a hard place, but also looking down the hillside where torches and pitchforks are advancing up the once presumed impassable slippery slopes.

The more they try to calm the public with words or speeches, the less anyone listens. For they believe they knew (as well as still know) all they needed earlier. And all of that has been shattered.

In other words: All that was told to them prior acts as the very foil as to not believe anything else. Regardless be it the truth – or not.
A great example of this paradigm can be found in Taleb’s book, The Black Swan:



“When you develop your opinions on the basis of weak evidence, you will have difficulty interpreting subsequent information that contradicts these opinions, even if this new information is obviously more accurate.” -Nassim Nicholas Taleb, The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable (2007-Random House)

Here is where things get unusually uncomfortable for both those in the positions of leadership, as well as those that are supposed to follow their guidance. For when it’s shown what you’ve told proves out to have been nothing more than an exercise in how well one can spin the specious? They wont believe you – even when you speak the truth. And there in lies the explicit danger...... more