Hello, this is Darrell Castle with today’s Castle Report. This is Friday the 2nd day of December in the year of our Lord 2022. I will be talking about revolution or at least the hint of it primarily in China, but also in other countries including the United States as the people of the world start to demand freedom. I make the case that conditions are ripe and growing riper by the day for a French version of Revolution.
The French Revolution
The French Revolution began in the early 1790’s. But the conditions that provoked it had been simmering in France for at least a decade. The French government was virtually bankrupt, having squandered the nation’s resources on foreign wars. (Including the American Revolution as a proxy against the old enemy England.) Conditions for the man on the street grew more and more desperate as the economy was in a state of near collapse.
Louis XVI was king and his queen, his wife, was Marie Antoinette. The king did nothing to improve conditions in the country and chose to just ignore the suffering of the people. Thus Marie Antoinette’s legendary reply when she was told that the people have no bread:
Let them eat cake.1
The callous attitude of the ruling elite along with the equally callous Catholic elite caused resentment to grow to an unstoppable level.
In today’s verbiage, Wall Street was doing fine, but Main Street was suffering. To cover it up the king tried to start a war with Austria which he hoped would rally the people. But it didn’t work. A people’s committee was formed, and the king was arrested. In January of 1793 he was put on trial for treason, convicted and guillotined later that month. Marie Antoinette followed him to the guillotine nine months later. The king’s sister was also beheaded, and his son died in prison while his daughter was allowed to return to her relatives in Austria.
The suicide of the old regime
The monarchy was abolished in France and the power of the Church over the lives of the people was broken. France has remained a secular nation to this day. Louis had been king since he was 13 years old, and he lived a life of incredible luxury and waste in a time of economic suffering. For evidence just look at pictures of the Palace of Versailles. He would not take any action to relieve the people’s suffering and instead continued his unnecessary foreign wars. That ultimately caused the end of the monarchy and the end of the catholic church in France. It also caused the rise of Napoleon to the role of Emperor of France and Commander of the French Army.
Conditions for a revolution today: the mRNA vaccines
Does any of this sound familiar because conditions could spin out of control in several places. The virus is still out there, Dr. Fauci tells us, and we should continue to get Pfizer boosters for the rest of our lives, or we will surely die. The Pfizer documents released by court order show that Pfizer knew that their vaccine caused many more deadly problems than it solved. While offering no protection or health benefits it caused miscarriages and stillbirths, heart problems, neurological problems, and even death. Pfizer knew all this in advance because these were the results of its own testing of the product yet the propaganda to get the jab was relentless.
From Paul Craig Roberts:
Was this enormous evil merely a mistake? Absolutely not. As the Pfizer documents that Pfizer wanted locked up for 75 years make clear, the pharmaceutical companies knew of the outsized danger of the vaccine. Was the vaccine intended as a population reduction measure? The circumstantial evidence is substantial that it was. The multi-decade agitation for population reduction by Bill Gates and a passel of elites and organizations and a decade or longer of research to develop the Covid Virus suggest that the vaccine had an intent that is not acknowledged, but we will never know unless someone confesses.
Civil disorder in China
The public is at least becoming aware that the lockdowns are bad especially as they are conducted in China. That country is currently in the midst of another hard lockdown as China defines it. Citizens are ordered to stay in their homes and in some cases their doors are welded shut. That was the case in the city of Urumqi where a fire broke out and killed at least 10 people. (But the death number is constantly growing.) The people were locked in, their doors welded shut, and firefighters could not put out the fire.
The Chinese people are outraged and are refusing to take it anymore. And they are now willing to risk death to protest their enslavement. In cities across China from the largest to the smallest thousands of people clashed with police and military trying to restore order. The people are screaming for the government to lift the lockdown, but they are going even further. Cries for the resignation of Xi Jinping, and the downfall of the Chinese Communist Party are being heard.
Awakening a sleeping giant
The people are monitored and surveilled in China like nowhere else on earth. It acts as a kind of surrogate laboratory of surveilled people for the rest of the world order to study and copy. The people are expressing their anger because they know there is no believable public health reason for the oppressive imprisonment. They are in the streets and behind the barricades by the thousands. But it will take millions to force change and time will tell if that ever happens. The size, scope, vehemence, and fearlessness of the Chinese people against their oppressive Communist masters is certainly admirable and worthy of note.
People are occasionally awakened as history shows and when that happens continental shifts sometimes occur. When a nation with a billion people rises up in a cause that has unified them such as this one, there is at least a hint of revolution in the air. Louis XVI depended on the military to restore order just as Xi is doing, but we will see if order is restored, and the people return to slavery, or hundreds of millions come to town with their pitchforks and axes.
China as an example
The people have even found ways around the Communist Party’s ability to monitor every cell phone conversation. It seems that Apple has an AirDrop feature in its new iPhone with a software update that went out last week. The feature allows direct communication between iPhones without going through a cell network which could be monitored or shutdown by the authorities. Chinese protesters use AirDrop to communicate, organize and evade the authorities.
The protests in China have shown us that the Chinese people are waking up to some things. The Covid restrictions and lockdowns are not to contain the spread of disease, but to control the people. It also shows that there is trouble with the regime and the Party. Is it losing its grip on the Chinese people? At the very least it shows that the people are losing their awe, their respect, for the system, and when that happens, the regime is in danger.
The placatory institutions are creaking and failing
There have been other mass protests in other countries many of them ongoing such as Brazil, Iran, and Russia. Those people periodically protest and then return to whatever life they have, and the regimes go on but this seems different. For one thing China has had a decades long rise in economic prosperity caused by trade with the West and now that is drastically slowing. Lockdowns and sanctions have slowed Chinese growth and disrupted the supply chain so not as many make work projects and not so many uninhabited cities being built to keep the people pacified.
I have seen many videos taken on the streets of Chinese cities by foreign journalists and most of the people seem young. The young are fighting with the police and being arrested, but still, they rise up in cities all over China. In unprecedented numbers they scream for Xi to resign. How long before they scream, off with his head. Daily Covid tests and the oppressive lockdowns are making the people fearless. Many of the young protesters video the protests in hopes of sharing their experiences with the world. The city of Urumqi has had people, four million of them, locked in their homes for over 100 days and now fires have killed many. I suppose if you are going to starve or burn anyway, what difference does it make.
America watches for signs of revolution in China
The old men ruling from their palace in Beijing look solid and in control at this point, but I predict they will have to become a lot more violent and draconian if they are going to contain this movement. All these people, the new poor, as Eric Hoffer called them in his book, The True Believer, are different because they can no longer be pacified. Youth unemployment is now at 20% in China.
Back in America the regime seems to be fearful, holding its breath because if the system in China collapses into chaos, then perhaps the entire woke world of the West will fall too. I hope the American people are at least becoming aware of how much they have been cheated, lied too, and deceived by this entire Covid scandal. For example, Pfizer’s annual revenue is expected to reach $101.3 billion in 2022 because of a shot that doesn’t prevent infection and doesn’t prevent its transmission. Pfizer gets its help from the federal government which bullies and harasses people into getting the shots and then instructs doctors and hospitals to only prescribe certain approved drugs which don’t work either.
When people don’t believe the lie anymore
This has all been a really big lie ala Josef Goebbels which is difficult to break because the perpetrators of the lie have those who hold the real information in their hands or their employ. How will the American people handle all this satanic evil that has enveloped them? Are they strong enough mentally and emotionally to accept that their government did this to them on purpose and with full knowledge of the results? Who knows, but I guess time will tell because things can change in an instant.
In China Xi Jinping never looked stronger as he consolidated power in the recent Communist Party General enclave. Then he burned people alive by welding their doors shut and all hell broke loose. Simmering resentment over Covid policies suddenly had faces attached to it. The virus and regime responses to it have now threatened the stability of the government itself.
This is causing economic repercussions around the world as supply chains are disrupted due to Chinese inability to manufacture and ship in its usual volumes. Most Western leaders, probably want to see the protests end for the benefit of their own economies and their own stability, but xi, it seems to me, is between a rock and a hard place. He can crack down as was done in Tiananmen Square in 1989 and risk intensifying the anger and protests thus risking his regime or he can relax the rules thus giving the lie to his strong man in absolute power image.
How soon will everything blow up?
Here in America, we usually prefer the lies of our leaders to the truth, Paul Craig Roberts again:
The Covid virus did not come from a bat cave but from NIH funding first at The University of North Carolina and then Wuhan, China. The pandemic was and orchestration for profit, power, and, it appears from the deaths, disabilities, infertility, and stillbirths caused by the vaccine, population reduction. In effect, whether intended or not, the mRNA vaccines are bioweapons.
Finally, folks, are we on the verge of another French Revolution? Probably not, but I argue that conditions are similar and as a wise person once said, those who will not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.
At least that’s the way I see it.
Until next time folks,
This is Darrell Castle.
From CastleReport.us, appears by permission.
1 The historical attribution of that quote to Marie Antoinette is in dispute. Jean-Jacques Rousseau started the rumor by attributing the quote to “a great princess.” The problem: Marie Antoinette was a child at the time. For further information, see this entry in the Encyclopedia Britannica.
Darrell Castle is an attorney in Memphis, Tennessee, a former USMC Combat Officer, 2008 Vice Presidential nominee, and 2016 Presidential nominee. Darrell gives his unique analysis of current national and international events from a historical and constitutional perspective. You can subscribe to Darrell's weekly podcast at castlereport.us
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