How did it start?
At the beginning of 2021, when most of Britain and large swathes of the world were under some form of lockdown, some people were asking serious questions about exactly what was going on. Human rights had been suspended by many governments, and people told to stay home for “their own protection”. It was not just the extreme Coronavirus crisis measures that were causing concern alongside the oddly similar measures taken by governments across the globe, but how the wider systems under which we live were working or, perhaps, no longer working.
Jason Noble’s research and probing led him to search for like- minded people to collaborate with. He found, among others, Katherine McBean and Helen Gibson. Together they established the Awareness Foundation (AF) to share their questions, their knowledge, and to help raise awareness more generally about what was going on. The accumulation of knowledge already in existence had shown that the key systems such as education, the economy, political and legal processes, and health, were broken and something needed to be done.
Once the base of a management team had been identified, AF members could identify the key issues facing society and seek to find solutions to them. Whilst the Coronavirus crisis might have been a catalyst to some extent for its founding, the AF’s antecedents go much further back, with many being aware that things were wrong, and questionable plans were underway decades ago.
The AF began to reach out through social media to those who were concerned about how things were developing as ‘emergency measures’ were changing our lives so rapidly. There was a sense that many people who were questioning what was going on and being done to them felt isolated, in the minority. They needed to find and link up with those who had similar concerns. The AF was to be that ‘place’ where they could go and, as word spread, numbers grew.
How it Developed
Separate but interlinked teams were set up within the AF: physical wellbeing, research, writers, and social media, to find information and develop ways to disseminate it more widely and encourage further informed awareness. With governments across the world pushing a similar narrative through the usual media channels, there was a need for an organization like the AF to sift through and question what was being presented as ‘facts’ and ‘evidence.’ The once-respected BBC, for example, seemed to have been quickly transformed into a mouthpiece for government policy, with investigative journalism suddenly noticeable by its complete absence.
There were also many so-called ‘conspiracy theories’ doing the rounds, adding to a cacophony of voices, especially on social media. What exactly was conspiracy or fake news? Was there any truth in any of it? Who was doing the ‘fact checking’ anyway and to what end?
With so much out there, the AF emerged with a focus on research and collecting information, not just about the virus but how our systems were operating, were changing, and to present this to those seeking further information.
The Current Situation and AF activity
The AF has sought to increase the number of followers and supporters and so have a greater impact. And it has succeeded in doing so, going from zero to around 15,000 followers in six months.
By reaching more people and sharing information, some positive changes and challenges can be made to negative developments.
Every single person starting to question the official narrative is a part of the movement towards solving some of the problems we are facing.
Every single action helps, no matter how small, such as writing to your MP to ask them to vote against vaccine passports or talking with another person about your concerns and questions with the prevailing situation.
More and more people are becoming aware of the issues, which go beyond the Corona crisis.
The AF wants to reach anyone questions the current narrative, who is passionate to find answers, who perhaps feels isolated and wants to be connected with like-minded people. The AF is for everyone, no matter what background, or education level. The numerous social divisions being encouraged by governments and mainstream media do not hold in the AF: the aim is to raise awareness more generally and bring people together, not to ‘divide and rule.’
The AF provides a place where people can find information and support, and also where other people care. A link, a sense of commonality and community, connection and common sense!
The AF is currently looking to set up other groups/teams based on possible developments coming along due to government policies such as vaccine passports and their wide-ranging implications, food shortages, and education.
Katherine McBean reminds us that “people need food and water, clean air, shelter. No-one should be denied these. We should be creating an environment where people can thrive”.
Recent activities have included a number of online events and meetings with advice about financial and other systems, and bringing together 14 experts in the medical, health, and scientific areas who challenge the official, one-sided, narrative.
The general postings cover many issues that need to be addressed, and there is a huge amount of information. Sometimes it can feel overwhelming, and you might wonder how to deal with it all. Good advice is to focus on what are the issues that you are interested in, what you are passionate about, what you feel you can do something about. ‘Doing something’ need not be a big action but something small. Many small things add up to a lot! The interconnectedness is important, to break down the isolation and to bring people together, even in a loose way.
How have the aims evolved?
Raising awareness of the key issues facing society and individual people is the main aim of the AF. This and subsidiary aims are the same as when the Foundation was established.
Groups have stayed the same but need to react quickly to changes in government policies (and there have been many quick changes in those in the past year, the so-called moving of goalposts). The support is the same but must be appropriate to the challenges and changes.
The AF is striving to lead by example, to create a supportive community, to create new campaigns and strategies to continue to raise awareness, and information sharing. It’s for everyone – the threats are global, and so must be the responses.
The next action is the biggest one to date!
HOLD THE LINE, September 11th. http://www.awareness.foundation/holdtheline
This is intended to be such a large, physical, and visual event that the media will be left with no option but to acknowledge it. People are being asked to come out and stand together, to form a human chain from one end of the UK to the other, to express their concerns about governments around the world are now doing.
How can you come on board?
If you would like to join to meet with others who share your concerns and questions, you can find the Awareness Foundation on various social media platforms. There are also local offline groups/meetings organized.
You may wish to join one of the groups and become involved in doing some research, writing, social media. You can decide which group might be best for you. Or you may just wish to connect with others through the activities and postings. It’s your choice what level of involvement you want.
But do join us! There are still many people who are not aware of developments around the world, not just here in the UK, which will have detrimental effects on our lives now and into the future.
Come and help us to spread the awareness!
I saw a post about you wanting to visit hubs to give talks. I’d like more information please