Special Report from Sister Ciara
August 24, 2022
My Dearest Friends:
One of the world’s most influential philosophers of the 20th Century was Robert Heinlein, who used science fiction as a way to explore provocative social and political ideas and to speculate how progress in science and engineering might shape the future of politics, race, religion, and sex, within the framework of his science-fiction stories, repeatedly addressed certain social themes: the importance of individual liberty and self-reliance, the nature of sexual relationships, the obligation individuals owe to their societies, the influence of organized religion on culture and government, and the tendency of society to repress nonconformist thought, and in his famous futuristic dystopian science fiction novel “Time Enough For Love” about a breeding experiment designed to increase mankind’s natural lifespan, famously warned all humanity: “A generation which ignores history has no past and no future”.
Robert Heinlein’s warning sprang to my mind after a blog post published on the World Economic Forum website last week said that there are “solid, rational” reasons for microchipping children with location trackers, whose author, Vice President R&D of the Interuniversity Microelectronics Center Kathleen Philips, argues that augmented reality technology “has the ability to transform society and individual lives” and despite sounding “scary”. will undergo the same “natural evolution” as wearable tech, and wrote: “Hearing aids or glasses no longer carry a stigma…They are accessories and are even considered a fashion item…Likewise, implants will evolve into a commodity”.
What will leave the “generation which ignores history” with “no future” if they follow this so-called “natural evolution” was written in the Book of Revelations over 2,000 years ago, where, in Chapter 13, Verses 16-17 it predicted: “And he causes all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free men and the slaves, to be given a mark on their right hand or on their forehead, and he provides that no one will be able to buy or to sell, except the one who has the mark, either the name of the beast or the number of his name”, and in Chapter 14, Verses 9-10 warned: “Then another angel, a third one, followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand, he also will drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is mixed in full strength in the cup of His anger; and he will be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb”.
Throughout the latter part of the 20th Century, journalism students were required to read Robert Heinlein science fiction novels, specifically because he was a master in explaining how critical the past was to knowing both present and future events.
For example, if Heinlein was writing about the Ukraine conflict this very day, he would first note that Russia celebrated its National Flag Day this past week on 22 August, and today Ukraine is celebrating its Independence Day on 24 August—and he’d further note that the origin of the Russian flag stretches back to the 13th Century, while Ukraine is celebrating its 31st year of independence.
Why Heinlein would first point out the vast discrepancy in ages between Russia and Ukraine is so he could introduce his readers to the Eastern European region of Galicia, which was first mentioned in Hungarian historical chronicles in the year 1206—for over 800 years, these Galicians have warred against every great power they’ve been neighbors with, have always lost because they’ve kept aligning themselves with fading and/or soon to be destroyed great powers, like Nazi Germany and the Austria Hungarian Empire—and most importantly, Heinlein would want his readers to know about so they could understand articles like “Why The Ukrainian Conflict Is Effectively A Continuation Of The Early 20th Century’s Russian Civil War”, that factually points out: “Billionaire criminals, politicians and officials, residents of Galicia – that is the ‘Ukrainian nation’ that is celebrating the anniversary of usurping institutional power and getting privileges, not the country’s independence”.
This past week, the brutal murder of Russian girl Daria Dugina confirmed in every honest historians’ minds that the Ukraine conflict is a continuation of the Early 20th Century Russian Civil War—and if writing about today, most certainly and without any doubt Heinlein would tell his readers about Russian Prime Minister Pyotr Stolypin, who initiated major agrarian reforms, known as the Stolypin Reform, that granted the right of private land ownership to the peasantry, and about whom the international Virtuous Leadership Institute organization notes: “Pyotr Stolypin was probably the greatest Russian leader of the Tsarist period…He served as prime minister of Russia under the last Tsar, Nicholas II…His agricultural reform program which consisted of giving the Russian peasantry a stake in the economic system provoked the bitter opposition of the Socialists, who had no desire to see the Tsar carry out a reform to benefit the very constituency whose disaffection they sought to exploit”.
Specifically as to why Heinlein would educate his readers about Prime Minister Stolypin upon learning of the brutal murder of Daria Dugina, is because her father Aleksandr Dugin is another “great Russian leader”—and like the brutal murder of Aleksandr Dugin’s daughter, three assassins from the Union of Socialists Revolutionaries Maximalists, on 25 August 1906, exploded a bomb killing the 15-year-old daughter of Prime Minister Stolypin along with 28 other innocent peoples, then, on 11 September 1911, a socialist assassin shot and killed Prime Minister Stolypin.
The core reason Heinlein would acquaint his readers with the history of Galicia and Prime Minister Stolypin as it pertains to the present conflict in Ukraine is because in every story there’s a “protagonist” that advocates or champions a particular cause or idea, who’s set against an “antagonist” that opposes and is an adversary to a particular cause or idea—and is “protagonist-antagonist” foundation of history Heinlein would lay so his readers could fully understand Professor Daniel Kovalik for International Human Rights at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, who, in his just released open letter “Colonialism 2.0: How The US And UK Take What They Want From ‘Lesser Powers’”, factually reveals:
There is an old joke which still has resonance. A child asks his parent, “Why are there pyramids in Egypt?” The parent answers, “Because they were too big to take to Britain.”
Of course, many a true word is spoken in jest. Indeed, there is an apocryphal story that back in the day when Vladimir Lenin was in exile in London, he would enjoy taking friends to the British Museum and explaining to them how and from what far-flung lands all the antiquities there were stolen.
One might have thought that these days of colonial plunder had ended, but one would be very wrong. Current examples abound.
A notable one is, of course, the freezing by the US of $7 billion from the Afghanistan treasury – monies the US continues to hold even as it watches Afghans begin to die from starvation. Apparently, the US believes that, after laying waste to Afghanistan through 20 years of war and, even before that by supporting the mujahideen terrorists, it is entitled to some compensation. This upside-down type of reasoning abounds in the minds of those in the West who simply believe they can take whatever they wish.
Similarly, the US is now plundering Syria – another country utterly devastated in no small part by Washington-backed militants in a campaign to overthrow the elected president – of most of its oil, even as Syria suffers from severe energy blackouts. Thus, according to the Syrian Oil Ministry, “US occupation forces and their mercenaries,” referring to the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), “steal up to 66,000 barrels every single day from the fields occupied in the eastern region,” amounting to around 83% of Syria’s daily oil production.
According to the ministry’s data, the Syrian oil sector has incurred losses of “about $105 billion since the beginning of the war until the middle of this year” as a result of the US oil theft campaign.
Additionally, the statement added that alongside the financial losses incurred by the oil sector were “losses of life, including 235 martyrs, 46 injured and 112 kidnapped.”
One of the biggest heists the US has carried out is against Russia. After the launch of Russia’s military operation in Ukraine, the US seized an incredible $300 billion of Russian treasury funds which were deposited abroad. This was done, of course, without any due process, and to the great detriment of the Russian people – and with barely a critical word from Western pundits.
The US treatment of Venezuela abounds with other examples. As I write these words, the US is maneuvering to seize a commercial 747 airliner from Venezuela on the grounds that it once belonged to an Iranian airline which had some connection to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (which Washington has designated as terrorists) – which might sound like a tenuous justification, but the US really needs no reason.
And this is simply the tip of the iceberg.
The US has already seized Venezuela’s biggest single source of revenue – its US-based oil company CITGO – and is now in the process of selling off this company in pieces, even as Washington lifts restrictions on Venezuelan oil to shore up its own economy.
The UK, meanwhile, has decided to keep over $1 billion in gold which Venezuela naively deposited in the Bank of England for safe-keeping. To add insult to injury, the US continues to criticize Venezuela for the hardships its people endure as a direct consequence of this plunder.
Meanwhile, the US continues to persecute Colombian businessman Alex Saab for trying to obtain food and medicine for the Venezuelan people, denied such amenities by US sanctions. Saab was captured at the behest of the US in Cabo Verde in 2020 as he was flying to Iran to negotiate a deal for humanitarian supplies, including medicine to confront the coronavirus pandemic, on a mission he was employed to perform by Caracas. Saab has since been removed to a federal prison in Miami, Florida, despite the lack of an extradition treaty between the US and Cabo Verde, and he continues to languish in prison as the wheels of US ‘justice’ turn at a snail’s pace to resolve his case. In short, not only has the US freely stolen from Venezuela, but it is also going to great lengths to stop those who try to acquire the basic necessities for the Venezuelan people.
All of this illustrates that colonial habits die hard, and the US is always ready to turn to the tried and trusted traditions of plunder – whether to dig itself out of one of the worst economic crises in years, or to coerce other nations to serve its own geopolitical interests.
The fact that the US is allowed to get away with this demonstrates that the Washington-imposed ‘rules-based order’ rule of law is nothing but a tool employed by the mighty to keep the weak down.
After Heinlein would lay out the “protagonist-antagonist” foundation of history in his novels, he always let the reader decide who the “good guys” and “bad guys” were, but were always self evident by the things they did and actions they took to achieve whatever their ultimate goal was, which, after all, is what good storytellers are supposed to do—and that equally applies to historians and journalists.
Most unfortunately, however, we’re not living in a Heinlein science fiction novel; this is real life where you have to decide who the “good guys” and “bad guys” are based on a truthful analysis of the past and honest facts, both of which are deliberately being denied to you.
My Dear Sisters stand nearly alone in this information abyss to keep true facts and history flowing to you, but whose cost to do so becomes near insurmountable by the day, and whose only recourse to continue their work depends on your generosity.
If you prefer being lied to and deceived then, by all means, turn away from us, but, for those of you still wanting the truth, never forget that in aiding us, or others like us, our Dear Lord gave you this solemn promise: “Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”
24 August 2022
Our needs today are dire indeed, but, if every one of you reading this gave just $20.00 today, our budget for the entire year would be met! So, before you click away, ask yourself this simple question….if your knowing the truth about what is happening now, and what will be happening in the future isn’t worth 5 US pennies a day what is?