The subject of libraries during the Covid is very important, it is related, also, to the control of information. Here is a video about this subject: libraries and how from now everything will be different because of the excuse of Covid and something called the HathiTrust Digital Library.
I can go to the grocery but not to my library? This is a sign of something, right? Of something that is very very disturbing and it is not just about books or the love of books but something more dark, it is about the control of information.
Several members have posted recently about the underhand movements regarding libraries and access to information - and the increasing censorship and Orwellian editing/deleting of the past that appears to be accelerating under the curtain of COVID. I think it warrants its own thread as its implications go way beyond this PHASE 1 of the 'Great Reset' plans.
As per Loreta's post above from the COVID thread, here again is the TruthstreamMedia Video that explores some of the implications of this topic, in particular the HathiTrust Digital Library linked above (7:15 into video).
Basically national and international libraries are 'collaborating' via Google Books (of course - always wondered what part that 'antiquated' arm would play!) to digitally scan all possible texts to preserve. Sounds good until you realize the current scamdemic has given them the opportunity to
(1) limit or end actual browsing and collection from public and university libraries by removing access to texts that have been already digitalised by HathiTrust.
(2) create selective access to the texts they have scanned making them only available to universities and they are themselves then restricting access.
(3) instigate copy-write of texts copied.
If this all sounds familiar it is. Exactly the same process going on with near everything of value - be it genes, money, resources, YouTube content, you name it. First abstract, then gain total control, then create legal ownership/control of distribution, then connect to suitability for access and appropriate behavior (no doubt coming soon).
Once this has been achieved they can delete, edit and adulterate the world's collected library of centuries of information. In 1984 Orwell of course foresaw this as a logical step for all tyrants in the future:
“Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.”
Unearthing the deliberate disappearance of history has been one of Laura's great achievements, particularly with regard to cosmic events, the interconnection between the above and the below and the suppression of science and well just about everything else. So this is old as time itself - and a key part of STS reset that they've been at for circa 300,000 years plus. Meet the new tyrant; same as old tyrant.
Along the same lines Corbett recently posted the following.
Some take aways.
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury - and I’m sure a lot of people are familiar with that book - but for those who are not, in Fahrenheit 451 Bradbury imagines a world in which books are banned and firemen are not people who rush into burning buildings to save them from the fire and to put out the fire; no firemen are people who rush into buildings in order to burn books! If there are books found anywhere these firemen are called to the scene, spray it with kerosene and light the match to make sure those books are burnt. In fact the official slogan of the firemen in Fahrenheit 451 is
“Burn them to ashes… then burn the ashes.”
And the protagonist of the story who starts as just one of those firemen says that near the beginning of the story
"Kerosene is nothing but perfume to me..."
and Bradbury paints a very vivid picture of exactly why a dystopian nightmare, dictatorial society of the future would want to burn books. For example, the fire captain in this story, Guy Montag's boss, fire Captain Beatty says:
“So! A book is a loaded gun in the house next door. Burn it! Take the shot from the weapon. Breach man's mind. Who knows who might be the target of the well-read man? Me? I won’t stomach them.”
He goes on later in the story to say:
“What is fire? It's a mystery. Scientists give us gobbledygook about friction and molecules but they don't really know. Its real beauty is that it destroys responsibility and consequences. A problem gets too burdensome, then into the furnace with it.”
Today just one, very simple step that seem so trivial but really can help to preserve this information … save everything! Save all of those important documents that you come across online; text, video, audio. If it is important, if you think this is information that you would want to know in the future, save it! Save a copy of it! It is incumbent on all of us to learn how to save a video from say YouTube or to save an audio stream or to save information to your hard drive of a copy that you actually have access to, that you can access later when and if that information is scrubbed online. I cannot stress how important this is because as I say over the years please go back through the corbettreport.com archives, go to a podcast I released a year ago (let alone a decade ago) and try to go through as I always do - I link up the source documents of everything that I’m talking about - the videos, the articles, I always link them up. But the further back in the archives you go, the more and more you will find broken links, missing information, scrubbed from YouTube. That happens… so thankfully I have saved a lot of very important information to external hard drives that I have physically sitting here that I can access later…
Another sort of more meta way to approach this is that we need to stop using these controlled platforms - or at least stop using them exclusively - because it is self-evident at this point that YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter; are enemy weapons information systems. They are controlled by the people who want to selectively burn the books in the Library of Alexandria. So don't just give them the books and then trust that it will be safe there. Of course not! Let's make sure that this information is on multiple outlets, and yes of course, if you want to reach people - and reach people who have not heard of this message - then there is still value in being on some of these control platforms (although less and less value but at any rate there is still the hope that you will be able to reach people who haven't heard this information yet). But at the same time don't limit yourself to that. We need to start building up the alternative platforms; decentralized, peer-to-peer, cryptographically secure, censorship adverse platforms that do exist at this current time. I am now backing up everything I do to archive.org, bitshoot.com, lbry.com and mines.com, as well as actually uh having every mp4 and mp3 file that I do, available for download directly from my own servers. It's on multiple platforms - don't ever think there's just one backup you need - you need every possible platform to be used. And hopefully we can counter that network effect ‘oh there's no point in going on another video sharing platform there's no point in leaving Facebook - everybody's there’. Well everybody was on MySpace a decade ago…
And on the meta level, I also want to throw out the warning that this technology itself is changing and is going to be deliberately changed in order to try to weed out our ability to save information. At least at this point we have control over the devices we're using to some extent. We can refine search results and go to different platforms and try different things and we can save information to our hard drive. But in the future we will not be using desktop, laptop, even pad-light computers; we'll be having hearables and wearables and this other Alexa type devices, where you don't get control over anything. You say ‘Alexa, tell me what happened on 9 11?’ and Alexa reads you the Wikipedia entry and that's it! That's your sum total of ability to access this information in the Library of Alexandria. The access points to this library are being winnowed; we must reject that. Do not accept, do not buy, do not purchase with your own money technology that is going to be used to limit your access to the library of Alexandria. Do not accept it! When they say ‘oh it's okay, we're in the 5g internet of things. Your always connected to the world of tomorrow. You don't need a hard drive anymore. All you need is just a device that will interface with the cloud and everything will be stored on the cloud.’ Well, there is no cloud, there is only someone else's computer; that is all the cloud is. So don't leave it up to someone else… so do not aid the people who want to control access to the Library of Alexandria in that quest by purchasing these limited technologies that they are going to be rolling out…
I want to leave on this note. Think about the incredible irony given what we've just talked about that the heroes, the universally acknowledged and understood heroes, of 9/11, that everyone (whether they believe the official story hook line and sinker or not) understands to be the heroes of 9/11, were the fire-fighters. The people who rushed into the burning buildings, to save other people at the risk of their own lives. And for 343 of them, at the expense of their own lives, trying to save others that day. The fire-fighters, the ones who were held up as the heroes - as long as it was politically convenient to do so (and of course get them onto the pile to dig up the gold from the WTC vaults, but once that's found get them off the pile and forget about them) they're just political props as used by Mayor Giuliani and other politicians in a cynical ploy. And we've seen the way that their health effects have continued to plague them over the years; from the toxic dust that they were inhaling at the time that the EPA and Christine Todd Whitman told them was safe to breathe, because that's the way the empire treats its heroes as soon as they become politically inconvenient. But at any rate, the fire-fighters were brave heroes who did rush into burning buildings to save other people. And now here we are two decades later and we are now the fire-fighters. We are carrying on the legacy of those people who were rushing into the burning buildings to save others.
We are trying to save the course of human civilization.
I'm sure we've all been doing the above for years - and the total saving of information by this Network, let alone on the back ups etc of the Forum and SOTT is substantial and substantive. But we can all continue to play our part because its impossible for the team who work so tirelessly on SOTT and Forum management to cover everything. So yes, if you think it might be important, save it. Paper still best but at least a digital copy gives future choice. Because pretty soon the door is going to snap shut and the information garnering of the past few decades is going to pretty much vanish over night - at least that looks to be an essential part of their future planning.