The Jeffrey Epstein case is a sign of larger change. Some want to get to the bottom of his death or disappearance and to expose the intelligence web of drugs, experiments, human trafficking, charities, blackmail, celebrities, guns, cults, and raped children. But these spy networks cannot be fully exposed and destroyed so much as defeated, because they are obsolete. Their Reich seems powerful and impregnable, as though it has been there for millennia and will be for millennia more.
According to physicist Michio Kaku, the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) began with Giordano Bruno (1548-1600) in the 16th century. From Wikipedia:
Did you make a New Year's resolution? Psychology Today reported on research that found that about half of the population will make a resolution. According to Business Insider, 80 percent of people drop their resolutions by Valentine's Day.
By now, you will probably have seen reports about the anti-corruption actions of the 32-year-old Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, which started on 4 November 2017. Mohammad bin Salman (aka MbS) has locked up his cousins and hundreds of other Saudi business leaders in Riyadh's Ritz-Carlton. He has frozen their bank accounts.
The artist René Magritte said, there are two ways of seeing things: with eyes and with no eyes. Or to put it another way, you can look at the world with your eyes wide open or your eyes wide shut.
HBO's Game of Thrones has never been more popular. In George R. R. Martin's version of the English middle ages, the 15th century War of the Roses became a war of Ice and Fire. Yorks became Starks. Lancasters became Lannisters. This is alt-history, safely confined to the imagination: dragons, dragon queens, and armies of dead men.