Ten Empowering Websites

Whether we like it or not, we are all engaged in an information war. Before the COVID-19 “pandemic” and the start of the great reset this was already the case. Now it is only more clear that the forces of freedom and the forces of oppression are engaged in such a war.

Censorship on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Google and Wikipedia. Fake news on the CNN, BBC, and in the New York Times. Politicians who repeat scripted messages about “the new normal” and “build back better.” Where can you still turn to find good information, without political bias?

There are still good sources of information available. For this purpose, I have collected ten websites for you. All of them have proven to be valuable for me, in my research about the great reset. Maybe you already known them, maybe not. If not, please check out these treasuries of high quality information.

The Corbett Report
“The Corbett Report is an independent, listener-supported alternative news source. It operates on the principle of open source intelligence and provides podcasts, interviews, articles and videos about breaking news and important issues from 9/11 Truth and false flag terror to the Big Brother police state, eugenics, geopolitics, the central banking fraud and more.”

Restore Privacy
“Restore Privacy was created to provide you with honest, useful, and up-to-date information about online privacy and security topics. You can support this project through donations, purchasing items through our links (we may earn a commission at no extra cost to you), and sharing this information with others.”

Internet Archive
“Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.” It is particularly helpful when companies or organisation change statements they have made in the past, to cover up things for the general public. On this website, you can then often find the original statements, and compare the two.

Wikileaks
“WikiLeaks is a multi-national media organization and associated library. It was founded by its publisher Julian Assange in 2006. WikiLeaks specializes in the analysis and publication of large datasets of censored or otherwise restricted official materials involving war, spying and corruption. It has so far published more than 10 million documents and associated analyses.”

Activist Post
This beautiful website is a portal for information you won’t find on the censored mainstream media platforms, or through censored social media and browser. Check it out!

Swiss Policy Research
“Swiss Policy Research (SPR), founded in 2016, is an independent, nonpartisan and nonprofit research group investigating geopolitical propaganda. SPR is composed of independent academics and receives no external funding other than reader donations. Our articles have been published by numerous independent media outlets and have been translated into more than two dozen languages.”

Dr. Reiner Fuellmich
This is the (German) website of Dr. Reiner Fuellmich and his team. Here you will find lots of information about the “Coronavirus Crimes Against Humanity” class action lawsuit, which will become the biggest lawsuit the world has ever seen, a “Nuremberg 2.0.” Highly recommended.

Reclaim the Net
The goal of Reclaim the Net is to “Defend free speech and individual liberty online. Push back against big tech and media gatekeepers.” Sign up for their newsletter, and if possible, become a sponsor.

Bitchute
An alternative to YouTube, a video platform free of censorship. “Welcome to BitChute, a peer-to-peer content sharing platform and associated services. BitChute aims to put creators first and provide them with a service that they can use to flourish and express their ideas freely.”

MeWe
A social media alternative to Facebook, with respect for privacy and freedom of speech. “MeWe challenges the status quo by making privacy the foundation of online social experiences. MeWe does not share or sell your personal information to advertisers or marketers. There are no ads, no targeting, no newsfeed manipulation and NO BS!”

The Open Source Software Movement

What is “Open Source Software?” This is software which you can download and use for free. These are also programs for which the source code is freely available and redistributable. Check out this link for more detailed info. 

Free goodies. Software that anyone can download and use. A movement that makes it possible for even the poorest people to use software, provided that the hardware is there. From complete operating systems to office suits to single apps, all are available as open source software.

The beauty of the open source software movement, where people work together for free to develop products that can compete with commercial products, is that it gives power back to the people. It is the exact opposite of what Big Tech is trying to achieve, and a wonderful initiative.

Here are three specific examples of successful open source projects.

Linux Ubuntu

“Ubuntu is a complete Linux operating system, freely available with both community and professional support. …the Ubuntu Manifesto: that software should be available free of charge, that software tools should be usable by people in their local language and despite any disabilities, and that people should have the freedom to customize and alter their software in whatever way they see fit.” Read more.

LibreOffice

“LibreOffice is a powerful and free office suite, …. LibreOffice includes several applications that make it the most versatile Free and Open Source office suite on the market: Writer (word processing), Calc (spreadsheets), Impress (presentations), Draw (vector graphics and flowcharts), Base (databases), and Math (formula editing).” Read more.

VLC Media Player

“VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. We feel that VideoLAN has the best video software available at the best price: free. If you agree, please help spread the word about our software.” Read more. 

In a time where Big Tech apparently wants to rule the planet, it is heartwarming to see that there is a countermovement taking place. Everyone who joins this movement, either as a user or a developer, will strengthen this positive movement, and change the world for the better.

The great reset is a scary and insidious operation. What warms my heart and gives me hope is that there are also many, many counteractions being taken already for years, to stop the takeover of our world by big corporations. Open source is one of these initiatives.

Here are some words of a great freedom fighter about the open source movement:
“This community that we have, that we’re building, that does so much, has to grow. We can’t compete with Apple, we can’t compete with Google, directly, in the field of resources. What we can eventually do is head count and heart count. We can compete on the ground of ideology because ours is better.”
Edward Snowden, NSA whistleblower, speaking at LibrePlanet 2016. 

If you are not familiar with open source software, then please check it out. Start using some of these free programs, and consider switching completely to open source software, to limit the power of Big Tech and to make this world a better place. Thank you!

The Parallel Society

In the news about the great reset on social media platforms and alternative news outlets, the term “parallel society” keeps popping up. An interesting development, which really deserves our attention. What is “the parallel society” anyway?

The way I understand it is that instead of fighting with the established order of things, alternative options are being developed, parallel to existing options. This gives people the option to choose for the alternative, with no one having to go to battle for this to happen.

Examples of the alternative options being developed for the parallel society are:

  • Social media platforms like MeWe and Gab, as an alternative to Facebook.
  • Alternative currencies like cryptocurrency, as an alternative to established money options.
  • Alternative messenger options like Signal and Telegram, as an alternative to WhatsApp.
  • Alternative news options like activistpost.com instead of the mainstream media.
  • Development and expansion of the Dark Web, as an alternative for the regular Internet.
  • Development of freedom cells, instead of depending on the government.
  • Switching to natural healing methods instead of depending on Big Pharma.
  • Returning to self-sufficiency through developing prepping skills instead of being dependent.
  • Learning secure and encrypted ways of communicating, rather than using Big Tech options.
  • Opening accounts with small, socially responsible banks instead of using big corporate banks.

The general thought behind this development is that the current society and the systems that are being used now are so corrupted that it will all fall apart anyway. Big Tech, Big Pharma, our monetary system, the mainstream media, all have had their time and will collapse at some point.

A clear advantage that I see in this development is that it gives power to the people, a novel way to decide how to live our lives. If I just protest the current state of affairs, I will be bound by the rules that our current society sets for this. I can vote once every four years and that’s it.

Yes, I can also demonstrate on the times and places where this is allowed, only to find out that the mainstream media reports this as another gathering of conspiracy nuts. I have not joined these restricted demonstrations yet, because I don’t believe this is the best way forward.

That does not mean I have all the answers, of course. I am still searching for the best ways to take action. Meaningful action, to make it clear to everyone that we are not dealing with an extremely dangerous virus, but with an extremely dangerous and well-organized global political game.

This game is the great reset, and a way to deflate the great reset is to develop a parallel society. This needs to be a better alternative for everyone, based on humanistic values, not on greed and power and loss of human rights. An “everyone society”, not an “elite society.”

This is just a global introduction to the parallel society. It is worthwhile to do more research on this interesting topic. And I am grateful for everyone who is actively involved in helping to develop this parallel society, to offer a better perspective to humanity. Thank you!

The Power of Consumers

For a while now I have been active at the social media platform Gab, after I was censored at Facebook for what I wrote, and even got my complete account suspended at Mastodon. At Gab, free speech is still valued.

Any platform which values free speech, whether that be Telegram, Parler, or Gab, will come under attack by those who fear free speech, or who have an agenda which could be jeopardized by free speech. This has also recently happened to Gab, which got blacklisted by Visa.

This the reaction from Gab to this incident:
“Gab has been blacklisted by Visa for “promoting hate speech. Gab does no such thing. This is like saying Google “promotes hate speech” because you can search racial slurs on their search engine and get results. Gab is a neutral technology platform. We follow the law, have an excellent relationship with law enforcement, and have a clear set of community guidelines that detail what is allowed on our website and what is not.” Read more. 

When I read that, I decided that I no longer wanted to have a Visa card. I will not support companies who attack free speech, no matter what stories they weave around this policy. I will use my money to support companies who value and support freedom and human rights.

I quickly found an alternative to Visa, a small German company which offers the same service, and does not even charge a yearly fee on its credit card: N26.  “Join N26 to get a free bank account and a Mastercard debit card to use all over the world.”

That was a pleasant bonus, the advantage of switching to a credit card without a yearly fee. But of course this is not the key thing. The principal thing is that I have power as a consumer. Without customers, companies collapse and default, they can no longer exist without you and me.

I encourage you therefore to use your money wisely. You vote not only when there is an election, every time you buy something you vote with your money. Vote for those who respect human rights, who support your freedom and dignity.

I have for example stopped buying things from Amazon and AliExpress for this reason, because I became aware that when I shop there, I only support the takeover of the world by Big Corp. Companies which fight unions, pay minimum wages and avoid taxes at all costs should not be supported.

This minor episode with Gab and Visa has reminded me of my consumer power, and I will write more posts on this soon. Those companies which are involved in the promotion of the great reset should be abandoned by anyone who values freedom and human rights.

I encourage you to make a little inventory. What does your money support? Freedom and human rights? Or technocracy and rich shareholders? Choose wisely how you want to use your power as a consumer. Buy locally, buy ethically, and shop wisely. Thank you!

3D Printing of Concrete Houses

One of the amazing developments in technology that caught my eye is the new 3D printing technology. More specifically, the development of 3D printing of concrete houses. Already since a few years, complete houses are being printed this way .

While this technology is still quite new, it is already possible to print houses in less than 24 hours. “Based in Austin, ICON has partnered with New Story to build and implement a game-changing 3-D printer dubbed Vulcan that’s capable of churning out a pared-down yet comfortable concrete home in just 12 to 24 hours.”

How about that! I know so many young people who started a family and had to buy a house with a huge mortgage which will take decades to pay off. With this new technology, this may be a thing of the past. This will significantly lower the prices of houses and thus empower people.

I can imagine that in the near future for example a group of hundred people join together to buy a piece of land and build a hundred 3D printed concrete houses on this patch of land. First do the planning, then take care of utilities and paperwork, and off you go. Quick and simple.

Of course this is just one small example of what you can do with 3D printing, but it is a beautiful option, I believe. Maybe a country is hit by a hurricane, and thousands of people are homeless. Less than one month later all these people have brand-new houses, printed with this technique.

I believe that the future will ask for new technologies to deal with the challenges humanity faces, to empower people. This specific technique should help us all to get rid of a system where we depend on banks for big loans for having a house at all. Let’s embrace and develop this!

For more info, check this out. “5 Biggest Companies Building 3D Printed Houses – Learn about some of the main companies that are equipped to build a 3D printed house. The technique may have a ways to go, but already what’s being done is impressive.”

Or watch the video below to get a better impression on how concrete printing works.

 

Hemp, The Miracle Plant

Of all the plants that grow on this planet, I think it would be hard to find a plant that offers more benefits and uses for us than the hemp plant. One of the things that should be changed to have a brighter future for everyone is to legalize growing it everywhere.

I think most people mainly know hemp for the legal use of marihuana, and for the history of using hemp for making ropes, mainly for the shipping business in the last centuries, when the whole world was redivided by countries with fleets that depended on hemp to function well.

There are many more uses for hemp than these two options, medical use and making ropes. This is a list of many of the additional uses and benefits this wonderful plant has to offer. The list is not complete, but it should give you a good idea of its enormous potential.

Food and Nutrition

“Hemp seeds can be eaten raw, sprouted, or ground into a paste and added to foods. They have a nutty flavor and can be consumed as a healthy mix with other grains, seeds, dried fruits and nuts. The seed is almost as rich in protein as soy; this protein called edestin matches the protein content in human blood. Further processing of the seed produces items such as whole grain, baking flour, protein powder, oil and hemp cake….” Source: hempbenefits.org

Fuel

“Hemp uses include making fuel such as bio-diesel. The petroleum industry has embraced the use of hemp in making its products. Ethanol production is also popular in the hemp industry. Hemp biofuel could begin to lessen our dependence on fossil fuels. It can be a great fuel source and alternative to those which cause a multitude of issues for the environment.” Source: cannabisreports.org 

Paper

“Moving towards the use of hemp for paper can help save the world’s forests. Historically, hemp has been used to make paper for thousands of years. It makes a fine quality paper that is naturally acid-free and does not become yellow and brittle or disintegrate over time like conventional paper.” Source: hempharvestworks.com 

Clothing

“The fashion industry also has plenty of room for innovative hemp use, although this isn’t as new as it may sound. Considered an environmental “super fiber,” people have used hemp to make clothing for several centuries. Using the fibers of the plant, more and more eco-friendly designers are turning to this method of production.” Source: news.green-flower.com

Construction Materials

“Hemp plant can make strong and durable materials for construction. For example, cement made from hemp uses minerals and core fibers. When hemp is used to make homes, there is stronger resistance to bad weather and less damage incurred during bad weather…. Hempcrete is a mixture of hemp hurds and lime. Hempcrete is commonly used as a material for insulation and construction.” Source: cannabisreports.org 

As you see, plenty of reasons to grow this lovely plant! In the past, the hemp plant was met with a lot of resistance, for example by the cotton industry, who saw the hemp plant as a threat, and rightly so. This is one of the reasons there are still many laws prohibiting the growth of hemp.

It will greatly benefit us to get rid of these laws, so we can start growing hemp in more and more places. So please pay attention, next time you vote, what your political party thinks about legalizing the growth of hemp, and make sure you support this plant. Thank you!

Alternative Meat Options

There are those who believe that if we all stop eating meat, everything will be okay. Better for our health, better for our planet, and no more animal suffering. Many vegetarians and vegans lobby for political changes reflecting these ideas.

I disagree that this is the solution. I believe it is good to do something about the cruelty related to the massive factory farming of animals. I do not believe that it is smart to stop eating meat altogether, since we evolved for millions of years on mainly eating meat.

Therefore, I would like to give some alternative options to the current meat industry, to factory farming, so we can keep eating meat in a more constructive and sustainable way. There ARE alternatives which don’t prohibit the eating of meat. Here are four specific ideas.

Back to Grazing Herds

There was a time when millions of buffalo’s roamed in Northern America. Since we evolved as a species on eating grazing animals, this would be the first choice for me. And there is an option to turn the world’s deserts back into grassland filled with cows or buffalo’s for consumption.

I have shared in a previous article how this can be done. Allan Savory has proven with experiments that grazing can protect grasslands and reclaim degraded land that was once desert. Check out the article: Greening the World’s Deserts.

Free-Range Chickens

I grew up in an area with a lot of small farms, and most people had some chickens around the house, for eggs and meat. It is really not difficult to raise chickens for this purpose, and you do not need a lot of space either.

How many people have a flower garden or some unused space around the house which could easily be used for this purpose? Why not give it a try? Get some of these lovely chickens around the house. Here is more information on how to raise free-range chickens.

Cultured Meat

You could call it “lab meat” and there is definitely a future for this kind of meat. Unlike the meat replacements, which are often made of soy, lab meat contains the same nutrients that natural meat contains, so you won’t have the food deficiencies many vegans have to deal with.

“Cultured Beef is created by painlessly harvesting muscle cells from a living cow. Scientists then feed and nurture the cells so they multiply to create muscle tissue, which is the main component of the meat we eat. It is biologically exactly the same as the meat tissue that comes from a cow.”

Edible Insects

Okay, I admit this idea takes some getting used to. If I have to choose between insect powder or a steak, I will go for the steak. Still, with the growing world population, this is a valid idea. Not just to eat fried crickets, but to add insect powder to other manufactured food, like soups and snacks, as an alternative.

“Edible insects contain high-quality protein, vitamins, and amino acids for humans. Insects have a high food conversion rate, e.g. crickets need six times less feed than cattle, four times less than sheep, and twice less than pigs and broiler chickens to produce the same amount of protein.”

By using these four methods to produce more meat, in a sustainable way, we should be able to leave factory farming behind us more and more, and produce vast amounts of quality meat. Most likely, cultured meat and edible insects are the best long-term alternatives.

Five Big Tech Alternatives

At the moment “Big Tech” is getting more and more negative publicity. Companies like Facebook, Twitter and Google are getting very active with censoring whatever they deem unworthy to be published through their channels. Free speech is clearly under attack.

Besides the reduction of free speech, the limitation you are faced with when you use the services of Big Tech, there are other reasons to switch to alternative options for these services. These are typically companies who prove again and again not to respect your privacy.

If you do not want your private data harvested for marketing purposes, you should avoid using these services altogether. And if you are not sure yet whether this is really such a serious issue, these privacy concerns, I highly recommend watching “The Social Dilemma” to you.

A third reason to avoid Big Tech is the financial side of the story. When you support Big Tech, you support tax avoidance and enriching share holders. In general, you support the 1% of the world population who owns half of the world’s assets, not the other 99% of the world population.

Reclaiming free speech, protecting your privacy, restoring wealth distribution. In my opinion, these are three good reasons to switch from Big Tech to smaller alternatives, who are not involved with these negative practices, but operate on a more humanistic foundation.

There are of course many small alternatives to the Big Tech services, too many to mention in one blog post. I will simply start with mentioning five good alternatives, services I use myself, with positive experiences. Here they come.

Brave Browser
“As a user, access to your web activity and data is sold to the highest bidder. Internet giants grow rich, while publishers go out of business. And the entire system is rife with ad fraud. Brave is built by a team of privacy focused, performance oriented pioneers of the web. Help us fix browsing together.” Visit website.

Duck Duck Search Engine
“Search privately with our app or extension, add private web search to your favorite browser, or search directly at duckduckgo.com. We don’t store your personal information. Ever. Our privacy policy is simple: we don’t collect or share any of your personal information.”
Visit website.

Signal Messenger App
“State-of-the-art end-to-end encryption (powered by the open source Signal Protocol) keeps your conversations secure. We can’t read your messages or listen to your calls, and no one else can either. Privacy isn’t an optional mode — it’s just the way that Signal works. Every message, every call, every time.”
Visit website.

Proton Email
“We are scientists, engineers, and developers drawn together by a shared vision of protecting civil liberties online. This is why we created ProtonMail, an easy to use secure email service with built-in end-to-end encryption and state of the art security features. Our goal is to build an internet that respects privacy and is secure against cyberattacks.”
Visit website.

MeWe Social Media
“MeWe challenges the status quo by making privacy the foundation of online social experiences. MeWe does not share or sell your personal information to advertisers or marketers. There are no ads, no targeting, no newsfeed manipulation and NO BS! Share content only with those you wish to see it. It’s your online life, with trust, control, privacy and safety.”
Visit website.

Restoring privacy, free speech, and balanced wealth distribution has to start somewhere. What is the first step? I believe that switching to these kinds of services can be a constructive, meaningful first step. If you have additional ideas, please let me know!