TR 276 - Here's How It Happens
If you want to know how the whole world falls apart, go ahead and read to the end.
Here we go:
Biden’s economy is booming! Can you believe it?!
There’s so much crap out there these days… stories like Donald Trump becoming the speaker of the house (not gonna happen), China weaponizing genetically modified mosquitos (nothing new), an AZ election official getting a fat $25K bonus after signing off on massive fraud (no shame there), and the transition to the digital dollar being miraculously accelerated by the collapse of FTX (which is just utter BS)…
But alas, I’m going to set that all aside and just speak from the heart.
This week took a few unexpected turns. Striving to stay above the fray, I intentionally ignored some important stories—and that’s okay. There is no shortage of news and political commentary out there, as you very well know, which makes me feel all the more grateful that you would take the time to listen to an ignorant peasant like me.
My promise to you is to speak from the heart, tell you what’s on my mind, and focus on the big picture, global level influence that’s affecting every American right here at home. Over the last year we’ve covered a lot of ground. There are many things that I now state as fact, that even six months ago I was completely clueless to. As often as possible, I’ve tried to link back to the original reports that substantiate these claims.
I’ve noticed there are several subscribers that are going back and listening to the podcasts in order from the very first—back when I first started talking to myself. Fun! I recall when I was just getting started I thought, “Even if nobody’s listening now, someday, somebody will.” I figured those original podcasts were destined to be “Vintage Luke”… always speaking from the heart, keeping it real, raw, and relevant.
It was exctiting to learn that I’d cranked out more news content last year than 95% of the producers on Spotify—the world’s largest podcast platform:
Partly due to this consistent effort, but largely due to the incredible encouragement of a few Patriot Club members who kept putting my name out their, sharing the podcasts far and wide, even promoting me to radio stations, I am very excited to announce the debut of The Torch Report Weekend Review! This one hour radio program will broadcast each Sunday at 1pm, right here in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge on KLCK 1400 AM, 98.1 FM, and all around the world on KLCK1400.com.
Special thanks to the special person who helped make this happen. You know who you are, and I am forever grateful!
Before I tear up, moving on.
My intent is to make The Torch Report be the “Truth You Can Trust”—not because I ask you to take my word for anything, but because I do a great deal of research to dig up primary sources, factual data, and obscure articles and commentary, then provide you with the links so you can take a look and develop your own informed perspective.
More than that, I aim to thread it all together in a semi-coherent fashion, connecting the dots, and relating it all back to the much bigger picture. To be blunt, this takes a lot of time and effort, which is why I am so grateful for those of you who have joined the Patriot Club to help support this publication. THANK YOU!!
With the house keeping in order, let me just tie up a couple loose ends:
TR 273 - The Worst Case Scenario (part one) explored the question: “What happens if everything bad that could happen, happens all at once?” Much of this report was considering the implication of things set in motion with the experimental mRNA injections—aka The Death Jab. This conversation came on the heels of Damar Hamlin collapsing on the field, and I mentioned that “initial reports” indicated he had just had his booster.
If you had clicked on that link, you would have realized that these initial reports were highly suspect. There was speculation that in all likelihood these reports were being pumped out by a “bot” account. As it turns out, the reports were easily debunked—what credible doctor would blast a player’s vaxx status across social media? HERE’s THE POINT: We don’t know whether or not he had just got a shot, but that doesn’t negate the reality than many athletes are falling over dead.
The good news is, Damar Hamlin is making progress in his recovery. The bad news is, this whole incident has given the Left plenty of fodder against “anti-vaxxers”—including the fact that a) nobody really knew his vaxx status, and b) there was at least one other quasi-plausible explanation, a “very rare” condition called “commotio cordis”. Regardless, the mainstream media is having a heyday claiming the event created a “new wave of misinformation.”
At the end of the day, it’s stoked division, confusion, and mistrust, which is exactly the intended outcome of psychological warfare. This may indicate the “initial reports” were little more than a psyop. Regardless, note how quickly the Left and Right retreated to their previously entrenched beliefs. This is another example of Americans being turned against each other. Choose your side wisely.
TR 274 - The Worst Case Scenario (part two) dove into the dark influence of secret societies, including the fact that both Bush’s were members of the Skull and Bones, and the strangely coincidental dates and events associated with the New World Order. On the chopping block was the belief that 9/11 was the worst terrorist attack in American history—could this have been an inside job?
I shared a couple links for your perusal, one that pointed to claims the CIA was involved, one that claimed to debunk these claims. Ultimately it’s up for you to decide, and my intention is never to tell you what to think. In the podcast, I elaborated a little and shared that this was an issue that I’d avoided diving into for a long, long time. As I’ve reflected on this fact, I wanted to tell you why.
On September 11th, 2001, I was an army infantryman stationed at Schofield Barracks Hawaii. East coast time, when the planes hit the towers and pentagon, were as follows (according to Wikipedia):
8:46:40: Flight 11 crashes into the north face of the North Tower;
9:03:02: Flight 175 crashes into the south face of the South Tower;
9:37:46: Flight 77 crashes into the western side of The Pentagon.
Being five hours ahead of Hawaiian time, the second plane struck at roughly 4 a.m. As a married soldier, I was living off-post at the time. I don’t remember exactly what time I got the call, but it was early, before my alarm. CQ said the Pentagon was under attack and everyone had to report to base immediately.
Talk about adrenaline!! We were a QRF battalion (Quick Reaction Force) and that meant we had to be ready to strike anywhere in our theater as quickly as possible. We were all cocked-locked-and-ready-to-rock within hours… then came the uneasy silence. We were patrolling the perimeter 24-7, line of sight, for days, waiting for the next shoe to drop. Surely there would be another attack.
Nobody would be bold enough to destroy the World Trade Center and attack the Pentagon unless they were ready for war. This had to be part of a bigger plan. Surely there was some terrorist hiding somewhere, ready to strike again… but it never happened. One thing just led to another. People calmed down. Life goes on.
Life goes on.
At that point in my life, the idea that the government might have been corrupt enough to orchestrate the whole thing never crossed my mind. I was naive.
I thought George W. Bush was just as much a patriot as I was. I was ready and willing to fight and die for my country. Sadly enough, as history would have it, many, many brave young men and women did deploy and die, believing that they were fighting for their country, not realizing the twisted evil schemes that were at play.
Ironically, under the cover of the 9/11 chaos, the USA PATRIOT Act was foisted upon the American people. Initially, liberals were up in arms about Big Brother spying on people, sucking up all their personal communications in what amounted to warrantless surveillance. In fact, the government archives actually state that the Patriot Act “vastly expanded the federal government’s surveillance powers.”
It all happened so fast. This vast expansion of federal surveillance hit the House floor on October 23rd, 2001—exactly six weeks after the attack. In the interim time, Congress had been dismissed because of the anthrax scare. Do you remember all that?
At any rate, this isn’t supposed to be a history lesson. But revisiting all of this more than twenty years later, given my post-pandemic perspective, I can assure you that I see things much, much differently. Guess I’ve grown jaded and cynical over the years.
The PATRIOT Act? Geez, it kinda seems like that expansion of government surveillance lets them keep track of all the patriots these days, doesn’t it?
You know who I’m talking about when I say patriots, right? All those violent right-wing extremists who like to question the narrative? All those radical domestic terrorists who are terrorizing the school boards? Could it be that the government was looking ahead, anticipating this uptick in anti-government sentiment?
The political establishment has been demonizing their opponents for a long, long time, but in recent years they’ve taken this to a whole new level. Which makes me wonder: Could everything we ever thought about 9/11 be nothing more than a carefully crafted illusion? Could that event have been more similar to the COVID plandemic than one might have imagined? Could that tragedy have also just been all part of the plan?
It’s hard to fathom.
Regardless, life goes on.
Like I was saying yesterday, you can’t understand life from a fixed point of view.
Consider this: What if what you thought you knew turned out to be wrong?
If we’re honest with ourselves, it happens sometimes, right?
But let’s extend this thought to 9/11, or perhaps to the Vietnam War, or even World Wars I & II… what if what you thought you know about these events turned out to be wrong? If we’re intellectually honest, it’s not beyond the scope of possibility, right?
What we think, what we believe to be true, is based on the information that we’ve received and processed over the years. In order to change our perspective, we’d have to encounter new information, information that paints a different picture and tells a different story. If we keep an open mind, that’s bound to happen from time to time.
BUT… what if the only information available was state sanctioned information?
What if the global elites were the ones who wrote history?
(Don’t stone me for pointing out the obvious.)
What if the only version of history that you had access to was the version of the J6 show trials that indicated Donald Trump led a violent insurrection? What if all your research—which happens online, because that’s where all the info is at—only turned up the censored version of what really happened? What if no matter how hard you looked, you simply could no longer find any counter narrative sources?
UNDERSTAND THIS: It is only recently in history that the government has had the power to censor information and rewrite history in real-time.
Sure, they’ve had a greater capacity to do such things for much longer than most of us have been aware—but NOW they are censoring information with weaponized AI, manipulating public perception with Algorithmic Social Interventions, and using incomprehensibly powerful quantum computing to pull it all off.
Just for fun, you might like to know that quantum computing has been commercially available for over 10 years, and in 2017 the Chinese developed the first “ground-to-satellite quantum teleportation” device. What does that even mean?! (check it out)
Ultimately, what it means is that we are clearly out-matched.
Humanity is being manipulated in ways that most people will never comprehend. It means these tools are now in the hands of evil tyrants who are hellbent on enslaving humanity in an inescapable global socialist surveillance state. They’ve convinced the masses to forfeit their freedom for the illusion of safety AND convinced a great many people they have to cull the population in order to save the planet…
…and the useful idiots are cheering them on!!!
That’s how it happens. The global elite convince the unsuspecting public that tyranny is a good idea—kind of like the Patriot Act. It’s always the same justification: “We have to do this to keep people safe!” If we just let the government do what the government does, then they can even protect us from ourselves!! What could possibly go wrong?!!
Resist we must!
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