“Now arrived Dunois from the city, and plunged through the battle on his foam-flecked horse and galloped up to Joan, saluting, and uttering handsome compliments as he came. He waved his hand toward the distant walls of the city, where a multitude of flags were flaunting gayly in the wind, and said the populace were up there observing her fortunate performance and rejoicing over it, and added that she and the forces would have a great reception now.
“Now? Hardly now, Bastard. Not yet!”
“Why not yet? Is there more to be done?”
“More, Bastard? We have but begun! We will take this fortress.”
“Ah, you can’t be serious! We can’t take this place; let me urge you not to make the attempt; it is too desperate. Let me order the forces back.”
Joan’s heart was overflowing with the joys and enthusiasms of war, and it made her impatient to hear such talk. She cried out—
“Bastard, Bastard, will ye play always with these English? Now verily I tell you we will not budge until this place is ours. We will carry it by storm. Sound the charge!”
“Ah, my General—”
“Waste no more time, man—let the bugles sound the assault!” and we saw that strange deep light in her eye which we named the battle-light, and learned to know so well in later fields.
The martial notes pealed out, the troops answered with a yell, and down they came against that formidable work, whose outlines were lost in its own cannon smoke, and whose sides were spouting flame and thunder.
We suffered repulse after repulse, but Joan was here and there and everywhere encouraging the men, and she kept them to their work. During three hours the tide ebbed and flowed, flowed and ebbed; but at last La Hire, who was now come, made a final and resistless charge, and the bastille St. Loup was ours. We gutted it, taking all its stores and artillery, and then destroyed it.”
From “Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc”, by Mark Twain, 1896
It’s July, 2018, and Nature is booming and burgeoning to a level not seen in my lifetime.
There’s a global news blackout in place surrounding the subject, so I’ve collected numerous recent articles on the phenomenon below, and broken down some of the Propaganda, lies and half-truths contained within them.
One of the article I’ve featured is headlined “Minnesota wheat harvest beats previous yield records”, then goes on to say that “Harvest is tracking at a record-breaking 67 bushels, shattering the previous record of 60 bushels per acre set in 2015.”
You can see how the headline hedges by using the terse word “beats” in the headline, then allows below that it “shattered” the yield record. But the hedging continues in that they gave you the numbers, but carefully withheld the percentage increase between them, as providing it would have been much more impactful, and go badly off-message re: Poor Mother Gaia dying, and all. So I had to do the math. It’s a 12% increase. Such records are usually broken by tiny margins.
I’d also note that the last record was set in 2015, during the time period covered by this thread, a time when Poor Mother Gaia is purportedly dying, crushed by the virus-like burden of mankind.
All of the articles take what pains they can to imply it’s a local phenomenon – none mentions the records are part of a larger, global trend.Whenever possible, it’s alleged that it’s all man’s doing, specifically, your benevolent Government’s:
“The Forest Service expects its 2018 timber harvest to be the biggest in 20 years,
A story from Alaska is headlined “Bristol Bay’s early season already setting records.” The subhead reads “Bristol Bay salmon harvest ramping up.”
If it’s already setting records, how is that “just ramping up”? Can you see how, under the guise of familiarity, they’ve carefully excised the word “salmon” from the headline, so it’s not searchable in the context of “record”?
Having complete control of the planet’s Media organs might seem like an impressive achievement to the uninitiated, but I suggest that the use of lies or subterfuge to advance one’s position will eventually cause greater harm than if one had been straight up about things from the beginning. Particularly if one’s position is completely unwholesome and amoral, as it is in the case of the folks in charge, who are lying to you about basically everything, and who are not your friends, as they profess.
Once the populace catches on to the Confidence Game that’s being run upon them, it’s over for these guys.
Oh, wait, it’s already over:
January 21, 2018 – “2018 Edelman Trust Barometer Reveals Record-Breaking Drop in Trust in the U.S. – Media Now Least-Trusted Institution Globally”
Do you think I’m going to be the only person discussing these matters for very much longer?
Please consider doing your part to widen this dialog, in whatever fashion that you think makes sense at this time.
We’ve got right on our side, and our victory is now assured. Let’s do this thing.
October 16, 2017 – Tunisia to export more olive oil with record harvest – Xinhua | English …
Tunisia to export more olive oil with record harvest … of olive oil in 2017/2018 after production more than doubled last year’s harvest.
(Hedges by using the terse “more” twice in a row, to describe a harvest that more than doubled. – ed)
November 10, 2017 – Minnesota wheat harvest beats previous yield records
Harvest is tracking at a record-breaking 67 bushels, shattering the previous record of 60 bushels per acre set in 2015, Jochum Wiersma, University of Minnesota Extension small grains scientist, says.
January 4, 2018 – Jun 4, 2018 – The Spanish harvest of cereal will rise 45% in 2018, according to the cooperatives
February 5, 2018 – World coffee supply seen moving to surplus on record Brazil crop
February 7, 2018 – Grain throughput at Russian ports in 2017 roars after record harvest
June 6, 2018 – Forest Service promises lawmakers record timber harvest
The Forest Service expects its 2018 timber harvest to be the biggest in 20 years,
July 2, 2018 – JUNE 2018 ONE OF THE WETTEST MONTHS ON RECORD IN SOME NORTH IOWA LOCATIONS
Mason City received 14.04 inches of rain at the KIMT studio, which would go down as the second-wettest June on record.
(Deliberately hedges by downplaying the second-wettest months as “one of the wettest.” – ed)
July 11, 2018 – Alaska – Bristol Bay’s early season already setting records
Live updates: Bristol Bay salmon harvest ramping up
(Under the guise of familiarity, carefully excises the word “salmon” from the headline, so it’s not searchable in the context of “record”. – ed)