Internet Reformation: The Awakening Progresses Undeterred by Current Elections
By Daily Bell Staff - May 24, 2016

The Awakening Will Continue Regardless of This Year’s Election … Every four years the public gets all riled up over the outcome of the presidential election, projecting all their expectations and visions for a better tomorrow on to a candidate in the hopes that they will swoop in and save the day. However, the reality is that the outcome of the presidential election has little to no effect on the direction of the country anymore. – Last American Vagabond

This article posted at the Last American Vagabond makes points that build on some basic Daily Bell themes going back a decade or longer.

The main point in this article is the current presidential elections will not put a halt to what we call the Internet Reformation.

Interestingly, the original Reformation was a controlled, elite process designed to split the Roman Catholic Church asunder. But like so many elite manipulations, the Reformation soon took on a life of its own and moved in unanticipated directions.

The Declaration of Independence was unanticipated, for instance. The elites of the day were horrified by the concept of a country founded on the idea of natural rights.

There is considerable evidence that the French Revolution was fought to bring back the idea that human leaders, not God, created and bestowed rights.

But in the US that idea has never superseded Jefferson’s initial vision.

This is one reason the US has stood at the crossroads of world power. It is animated by a specific vision of freedom that is subversive to authoritarianism and globalism.

This is also why we believed the Internet would have a convulsive impact on many who lived in the US.

In the US, more than almost anywhere else, the Internet is allowing people to discover the philosophical traditions of freedom that the country was constructed on.

This is spawning a kind of mass awakening.

For a long time we received a good deal of push-back regarding this point. People didn’t see that technology was a fundamental trigger for evolution of human perspectives and psychology.

But we were confident. History seemed to show us that when people are given truthful information they will act on it.

In the modern era, truth has been scarce. People have been instructed from childhood that gigantic authoritarian societies are natural.

As a result, many in the West have a great deal of trouble understanding that in a normal culture, people have a good amount of control over their own lives. They have the power to influence their own circumstances.

The combination of monopoly money printing, wars, public (state) justice and corporatism creates a noxious stew of top-down control that gradually strips away the  possibility of normal life.

One is not in charge of one’s employment, relationships and cannot plan a professional and personal future.

Ordinarily, people wouldn’t put up with this state of affairs. But until recently, it seemed that this was the only way to live. People could not conceive of other options.

The lies were so pervasive. The mind control was nearly complete. The net of untruths was almost impenetrable.

But not quite. And now it is breaking down.

This is what happened after the discovery of the Gutenberg Press. The Press did for books and paper communication what the Internet has done for electronic information.

When people come into possession of forms of truthfulness that contradict their current reality, they often begin to discard their illusions.

Not everyone, of course. Some cling resolutely to their previous beliefs, but many change over time.

Here’s how the Last American Vagabond puts it:

The world is undergoing a paradigm shift in consciousness that in many ways can be compared to a new Renaissance 2.0. It is the development of a totally new way of understanding all of the past, present, and future of the current reality.

There should be little doubt that this conscious awakening has its roots in the dawn of the Internet, which has opened Pandora’s box when it comes to the vast human reservoir of knowledge and information.

The access to data that the public now has all over the world at their fingertips is light-years ahead of what was available just 50 years ago. Information that was once incomplete, scattered all over the world, and disconnected from the whole, is now all piling into one platform for all to see and piece together. It really is the age of information for those who care to seek it out.        

The article makes the point that the current, disastrous presidential elections won’t have an impact on the larger awakening. It also seems to intimate that the current elections may actually expand this awakening and speed it up.

What many fail to realize is that while a different outcome may be desired in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election, this conscious awakening that is growing stronger everyday is not going to stop once it’s over.

Donald Trump certainly has good things to say. However, his determination to pursue the War on Terror and his apparent lack of ambition to do anything about central banking means he probably will not create substantive change.

Certainly Hillary won’t either. Seeing this, people will continue to turn away from mainstream solutions when it comes to initiating fundamental change.

We regularly suggest that change starts with individual human action. You need to take control of your own life before you can make a difference elsewhere.

We will use a paragraph from the Vagabond article to end this analysis.

Conclusion: “It’s more imperative than ever that we continue the process full steam ahead despite the show they are putting on to distract us. … At this point, we just have to make sure we don’t stop digging right before we are about to strike gold because that would be the ultimate shame. We are on the brink, so let’s not stop now.”

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  • Bruce C.

    Great article and I definitely agree.

    I do want to add, just for the record, that Trump just recently said that ‘the Fed is creating financial bubbles all over the world’, or something like that, so he may be more aware of what’s going on than he let’s on. The campaign is still young, too. I expect a lot more material to come out once he’s an actual nominee.

    In any case, there is a great awakening that will continue regardless.

    • It is hard to tell with Trump. He says very many things, maybe on purpose. Time will tell …

      • Samarami

        From an earlier DB observation ( ):

        “…Are those at the top of US society who evidently structure and
        control US elections creating a figure that is sympathetic to the tens
        of millions who are deeply alienated from almost every part of
        establishment society?…..Is Trump himself part of a deeper plan?…”

        I would say that you folks were and are perceptive with this Trump phenomenon. Sam

        • Thanks. Still hard for us to say. Once we have decided, we’ll write about it …

          • Jim Johnson

            I still feel there is a better than even chance we shall awaken post-election to find clinton has been ‘miraculously” elected. Or Biden. If there has been corrections made to the voter-fraud AGame, I haven’t heard of it.

    • alaska3636


      Perhaps I am grasping at straws, but I was curious about what Trump reads; so, I googled it.

      It is an interesting list. Nothing jumps out as being indicative that Trump is aware of the Austrian literature, but it does seem to indicate that he reads and has diverse interests. He is a master showman so it is unlikely that he would recommend books on the official unmentionables, like Hayek, Mises or Rothbard – heck, even Tom Woods. It is likely that his book recommendations take the Overton Window into consideration.

      • Bruce C.

        First of all, that’s so cool that you found that and forwarded it. Thanks for that.

        Secondly, I’m actually heartened by it because it indicates to me that he has “the right” “spiritual” intent, if you know what I mean. Those economists/authors you cite provide an intellectual basis for the sense of life that he already seems to have. He may actually understand what those very authors want to convey (and may desperately want to believe themselves – no slight intended.) I may be a really crappy objectivist on Trump because my wife and I had him pegged for this years ago and he has been a hoot, to say the least, for us.

        The really, really, really (did I say “really”?) good thing is that he continues to be an absolute no-brainer among this crop of Presidential candidates. I know a President isn’t “God”, etc. but he/she can make a huge difference in terms of the public “mandate” that unfolds, and if he wins that mandate is going to demand some significant changes. It’s just a question of what would change. We’re all hoping for a “firing” of the Fed, and then on down. We shall see.

        I see absolutely no upside to Hillary or Bernie or any other god-awful “ticket” like Biden/Warren.

        • Jim Johnson

          In an interview with Roger Stone, A. Jones dropped that he had “heard” Trump was talking with Andrew Napalitano concerning the SCoTUS vacancy, right after Scalia “died”. Stone did not dissuade the rumor. Give that Trump is one smart individual. My bet is we are in for some much-needed good news, evidenced by my reaching to rumor to find something to cheer about.

    • Jim Johnson

      His appointments will be very telling

      • Pilgrim

        Let’s hope he appoints Ron Paul over the dismantling of the fed.

        • Jim Johnson

          Roger Stone mentioned him for Fed Chairman yesterday.

  • Bill Wagner

    You guys need to use Bootstrap or something to format these posts for smartphones!! It will double your views at least!

  • Jim Johnson

    Time. We need as much time as can be had. While I am not certain we shall see full and fair elections again, I did not think we’d still have what little freedom we have to continue working with neighbors to get smart enough to push this Empire business back to some semblance of Republic.Folks now seem to grasp the immense threat, and is why Trump has done so well. I honestly believe the guy will call off the gov’t dogs, and may indeed turn pit bull in their poodle parlor. More and more, our local social media are exposing the idiocy in current local public policy. If nothing else, the kids are ‘getting it’. My take is the magnetic attraction “public service” has held for psychopaths is being shut down, as scrutiny exposes the inconvenient truths our local paper was complicit with. Go Team! Go America!

    • rahrog

      The time is NOW. The awakening has nothing to do with Trump.

  • Praetor

    Excellent, DB! Knowledge begets truth, no doubt about it. Natural Law combines with Human Action to make change. No way to over come it, even though ‘they’ keep trying!!!

  • silversmith

    You must be doin “Couch Weed” before composing such an imaginary themed article. The “Red Guards” are on the march , the 1st Amendment is in tatters , The deep state is in control , our boarders are wide open , our manufacturing is off shored , 90 mil unemployed , endless illegal corporate wars, fake diseases being hyped, sovereignty to be totally diluted by fake ” trade” agreements and every communication subject to recording ! A political class beholden to the 1/2% .This is happening to an “Awakened” populace ? Dream on !

    • Praetor

      Ask you’re self. If Romans citizens had the internet 10,20, or 30 years before the collapse, how would that situation turned out. If the populace had the ability to communicate with each other about the condition of their country, would the situation turned out the same or a completely different outcome take place.

      We will never know because they didn’t have the internet!!

      • silversmith

        You haven’t seen the chaos that will exist when Obama flips the switch that closes the internet and shatters your imaginary world . Give a little thought to such that is in the realm of possibilities .”Praetor” .

        • Samarami

          You can shut off my compooter, but you can’t shut off my brain. Sam

      • Samarami

        And, taking that thought on back in time, had individuals in what became The-Roman-Empire had the internet, would there have become an “empire”??? Would individuals not have nipped in the bud the authoritarianism that is imperium???

        Had there been an internet in 100 BC, might there have also been Daily Bell(s) (or their equivalent)?

        There is without doubt much more power in individual human action than most of us could have recognized had WE not been exposed to the internet. For example, I’ve linked Mises’ “Human Action” above — a huge volume outlining the nature of human liberty in the marketplace. Had the internet not come along in my later years (I’m 81) I doubt that I would have become exposed to that kind of information — enlightened to that understanding. It was simply not something that would have occurred to a young government (“public” ha ha) educator in the 60’s and 70’s.

        Conclusion: “…We are on the brink, so let’s not stop now”

        I’m trying my best to stay young and healthy — I’m dying (pun intended) to see how this is going to turn out. Sam

    • You need to read us for a while. We don’t emphasize awakened populations. We emphasize awakened individuals. You are probably an example of one.

      • silversmith

        Individuals or populations are equally vulnerable in our current dilemma where we find ourselves with the choice between a corrupt o’crat and a megalomaniac with the constitution and the rule of law in tatters .

    • John Paterson


      • silversmith

        Name calling indicates lack of intelligent response and exit from logical discourse for the caller .

  • rahrog

    Meanwhile, in the state of Texas, a small determined group of free thinkers continues to push for INDEPENDENCE.

  • Samarami

    “…You need to take control of your own life before you can make a difference elsewhere…”

    Absolutely agree: abstain from beans, my dear friends! Sam

  • Pitchman

    Trump was likely a canard, and may still be; another shill like POTUS zer0 but with a totally different group of supporters who also have no understanding of the true power found in the Intelligence arm of our once republic. He is there to make sure we do not discuss the rank criminality of the dark state, the central bank paradigm and the political minions who must become corrupted to survive.

    Now taking money from donors (Remember Berry’s promise not to take public matching funds), and with no real talk of the rigged game buy the FED, crazy talk on continuing the fake war on terror and full support of putting the capital of IsraHell in Jerusalem he is more status quo than not.