We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Saturday, June 4, 2022

Recommended Websites/weblogs & Sources of Information and Analysis

I am a socialist. Socialism means a substantial ownership and control by ordinary people of economic institutions instead of a class of "owners" whose ownership under the rules of capitalism largely serves themselves as a class. By "substantial ownership and control" I mean at least the major corporations and the Federal Reserve, a privately owned corporation. Ordinary people will decide that.

 

We see today how the transnational capitalist class inspects our every move over the internet--and worst of all, they propose new digital IDs for everyone so that they can better control us. Because this new dominate, class-based system has fooled nearly everybody with their emphasis on their use of propaganda, psy-ops, gaslighting, and other means of manipulating peoples consciousness of the real world, I see the need for independent political analysts, particularly based on the interests of ordinary people instead of the billionaire-rich. 

 

However, this class-based system still uses violence and the threat of violence to attain compliance when all other means fail. That is why the USA is involved in many wars and have about 900 military bases all over the world. That is precisely the reasons that the ruling capitalist class has established NATO: to impose violence on any nation that thwarts its ambition to rule the world.

 

All the lists, which are in alphabetical order, are based on my experience of more than 12 years of running this website. The first list of websites are those that I feel advocate socialism and reliable information about this capitalist reality. But all lists include dissident writers are based on honesty and, for the most part, propaganda-free deceptions.

  • Breakthrough News  Frequency: very roughly, about twice a week.
  • CADTM  Selections about sovereign debt by Eric Toussaint, a French socialist
  • Caitlin Johnstone  Johnstone is an Australian with her American husband, Tim Foley, also reading the script in the audio section of her article, but you may miss supporting examples, illustrations, supporting links, etc. She blogs almost daily.
  • Covert Geopolitics  Judging by its suffix "co", it is based in Columbia, but recently Pepe Escobar said that The Cradle, also a website of a similar nature, was based in Beirut, Lebanon--Colombian expats currently living in Lebanon?
  • Dissident Voice 
  • EarthNewspaper 
  • Global Research  GR is a Canadian aggregated website recommended for people who have limited time except on the issue of "climate change" which Prof. Michel Chossudovsky, a Canadian and the administrator of the website addresses rarely since the recent IPCC reports were issued. Years ago he considered it as a "hoax". Many writers on his re-posts have at least socialist leanings.
  • Global Times  Reputedly express the views of the Communist Party of China.
  • Guns and Butter  Bonnie Faulkner, the owner of this website, infrequently (roughly about once in six weeks) posts in-depth interviews of independent and top geopolitical thinkers for about an hour.
  • Internationalist 360°  (third world perspectives on world issues)
  • Media Lens  A British left-wing weblog that has lately been publishing roughly twice in a month during the school year, but once a week during the summer when schools are largely closed.
  • Middle East Monitor
  • MintPress News  (based in Minneapolis) Scroll down to the section labeled "Featured News" for the latest posts. They focus on mainly, but not exclusively, on Mid-East issues. They have a top journalist, Alan Macleod, whose reporting and analysis often gets to the essence of issues.
  • Multipolarista
  • New Eastern Outlook
  • Peoples Dispatch 
  • Post-Woke  Mickey Zezima, blogs as Mickey Z., a New York City activist.
  • Sputnik News  (a Russian perspective of world events) I have not been able to access this website today (6/27/2022).
  • Strategic Culture Foundation  Based in Russia but features international writers offering their views on very significant topics. They have a new website address, and I can access their website but I can't access their articles in English. It seems likely they are attempting to avoid censorship which they gleefully practice throughout the de-facto US/British/Zionist Empire. A west coast friend said that I needed VPN. Its mostly a separate service compatible with many browsers. So I signed for a service (ExpressVPN--there is a charge for the service: about $6.99/mo and I chose the lengthy plan) and tech-chat comes with it, which is the reason I chose it (I need all the help I can get). The tech advised me to choose Serbia as the ISP location in conjunction with my browser, but it was complicated process to access the above website and read the articles--my objective. If you are so inclined, you can try a VPN service (in addition to your browser), but use the original website address <https://www.strategic-culture.org>. Let me know via email (ronh36@protonmail.com) if you cannot access this site or any other sites listed in this post.
  • The Grayzone  Frequency: about two per week.
  • The Most Revolutionary Act  Stuart Bramhall, was living and working in Seattle as a psychiatrist, a refugee from FBI harassment (in my opinion, because she, like Jean Seberg, had intimate relations with African-Americans and supported their issues). Bramhall currently lives in New Zealand where she found employment and escaped further FBI harassment. She re-posts an article which she sees an critical importance nearly everyday, and occasionally she writes one herself. (She wrote a book by the same title as her website.)
  • The Wall Will Fall (Vanessa Beeley, a British journalist)
  • Titanic Lifeboat Academy Caren Black, a retired educator, runs an aggregated website and occasionally writes articles herself. This is another website that people, who have limited time, can access and keep up on world events. 
  • UK Column
  • Unlimited Hangout (Whitney Webb)  Webb is coming off from maternity leave, and hopefully she will return to full time writing. She has closely followed the Epstein mysteries (the attempt to corrupt Anglo leaders of the de-facto US/British/Zionist Empire--with "entertainment" provided by "recruited" young women--who can be useful to Israel). Look for her articles in a variety of websites.
  • Unlimited Hangout on Odysee (Whitney Webb)
I don't know where the following list are on the question of whether they favor capitalism or socialism. Because it is hard for many people to be socialists after receiving thorough indoctrination while living in a capitalist societies, it is fashionable for such dissidents to be anarchists. Anarchists focus on only the ruling class's government in contrast to real socialists who focus on the current ruling capitalist class. The following writers, many of which are writing mostly from an anarchist points of view, but hold and write opinions honestly:

  • Arctic News  Frequency: roughly once per three weeks.
  • Behind the Curtain - Edward Curtin Frequency: roughly once per two weeks. His religion, the Roman Catholic religion (if my memory is correct), weaves in and out of his perspective on social issues. 
  • Consent Factory, Inc. C. J. Hopkins is an expat living in Berlin and writes mostly satire with a sardonic twist. Frequency: roughly once per three weeks. I suspect that he is some kind of anarchist.
  • Declassified UK  A left-wing website which includes anarchists, is based in Britain. Frequency: roughly two times a week.
  • John's Newsletter  Frequency: about two times a week.
  • Geopolitics & Empire on Odysee. The unnamed interviewer, who is a former professor of history, resides in Mexico. He interviews independent dissident thinkers for various lengths of time. Frequency: roughly twice a week. 
  • In Gaza - and beyond  (Eva Bartlett, a Canadian journalist)
  • Middle East Eye  (Based in London)
  • Moon of Alabama  Bernhard, an astute German independent blogger, comments on, and analyses policies and trends, behind major world events. 
  • Nature Bats Last Prof. Guy McPherson is a retired professor of biology at the University of Arizona. Based on his discoveries and research, he expects abrupt climate destabilization in the near future. He is some kind of anarchist.
  • Off-Guardian 
  • The Last American Vagabond   Avoid Ryan Cristián's articles, otherwise you will spend several hours on his video and audio posts. Especially look for articles by Robert Inlakesh, Whitney Webb, and Derrick Broze.
  • The Exposé  A British website which has been covering the "covid" pandemic extensively. The only problem is that they consider "climate change" as nonsense. 
  • The New Atlas on Rumble  Brian Berletic who I have followed many years. He is an ex-Marine who lives in Thailand with his family nearly 20 years, and has also been published in New Eastern Outlook.
  • The Pulse A Canadian website which focuses mostly on issues related to the "covid pandemic". 
  • YouTube--my subscriptions  I particularly like this selection in spite of YouTube's tendency to censor. Although I cannot identify all of this selection as being pro-socialist, but they are honest in contrast to mainstream media which practice deception. These are posts, especially those of the Duran and the American Lira, who is living in Karkov, Ukraine, are among the best posts I can deliver to my followers. I also recommend to my followers regarding the YouTube channel by Li Jingjing, a journalist employed by a major newspaper in China. We who live in the Empire have a hard time to learn about China from honest journalists employed by capitalist corporations because they have a virtual monopoly of news reporting worldwide.
Other recommended websites, which are honest, likely represent old-fashioned capitalism in which finance capitalism (neoliberalism) mostly replaced old-fashioned capitalism plus private ownership of the economy in fewer hands that old-fashioned capitalism naturally created. This new ruling class under financial capitalism (neoliberalism or neofascism promoted by transnational and neocon capitalists) is a society ruled by a concentrated self-serving, capitalist ruling class. These societies have characteristics of neofascism (rule by a heavy component of deception backed up by violent methods, and pursuing policies that favor their transnational capitalist operations. This has replaced the earlier form of fascism (mostly rule by violent methods). Such societies makeup the current de-facto US/British/Zionist Empire which preserves the same goal of the earlier ruling capitalist class--striving to control the entire world. Old-fashioned capitalist writers often have much to say that is worthwhile about the current form of capitalism and other issues.

  • A Son of the American Revolution  Larry Johnson is presently a historian at the College of William & Mary and was formerly employed at the CIA & State Department.
  • Children's Health Defense  (founded by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.) Scroll down to the section labeled "The Defender" for their latest posts.
  • Children's Health Defense--Europe  Frequency: roughly once per week.
  • Consortium News  The weblog features posts and re-posts about relevant events. Frequency: about three times a week.
  • Craig Murray  Murray is a Scotsman, retired British diplomat, and exponent of Scotland's independence. Frequency: about once a week
  • Glenn Greenwald  Frequency: about once a week.
  • Paul Craig Roberts  Roberts is a former Asst. Secretary of the Treasure in the Reagan administration. He is an old-fashioned capitalist (industrial capitalist). Frequency: He take weekends and most holidays off.
  • Peak Prosperity  Chris Martenson, PhD, who is administrator of this website, seems to be advocating "back to the land" by cutting most ties to city and government services. Thus Martenson is an anarchist who believes that the existing society is so thoroughly corrupt, and the best way to deal with it, is to cut ties with the larger society. He has also contributed to the unraveling of the many mysteries of the "covid pandemic".
  • Reminiscence of the Future...  The founder of this weblog, Andrei Martyanov, is a Russian immigrant and a US citizen for over 20 years and is reputedly a Russian military expert. Recommended by Pepe Escobar.
  • The Ice Blog  Frequency: about once per month. 
  • The Saker  You can access Pepe Escobar's articles here as well as other articles of interest. Founded by Andrei Raevsky ("The Saker"), who is descended from White Russian immigrants (essentially capitalist armies who fought against Bolsheviks) and who, after the defeat of White Russian armies, immigrated to Europe and he eventually became a US citizens. Raevsky is the founder and administrator of the website. After receiving threats from governmental/corporate authorities, he moved his server to one in Iceland. Post of special interest to all American socialists and people who are addicted to corporate propaganda media (CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, NY Times, Washington Post, etc.): How the West uses its propaganda skills to defame its enemy countries  It is a post by a journalist from China and a part of a webinar and posted on The Saker (The Empire Strikes Back: Imperialism’s global war on multipolarity--2:48:10). 
  • The Unz Review  Founded by Ron Unz, a retired physicist, who has a brilliant mind but limited by anti-Jewish attitudes (although he is a Jew--101.25m) which seem to be fading appropriately into a view that targets right-wing Jews (Zionists). And, he seems to be moving to the true left as he includes more articles by Pepe Escobar, who in my opinion, is the best journalist and geopolitical analyst in the world, and economist Michael Hudson. Meanwhile, you will find articles criticizing the faux-left (the fake left on the political spectrum mostly represented by the Democratic Party). Many non-socialist writers have been confused by the appearance to the faux-left, created and promoted by the current capitalist financial ruling class via the Democratic Party. If you will read all articles on this list, you will still find articles attacking faux-leftists; but meanwhile you will be wading through the swamp of racist ideas like the ideas argued and promoted on behalf of white supremacy. We must be patient with Unz. To his credit, Unz's most important contribution has been uncovering the many mysteries of the "covid" pandemic and revealing what is underneath--a US biowarfare project.
  • Wall Street on Parade  Founded by Pam Martens and Russ Martens who find lots of misdeeds regarding Wall Street. They blog almost daily except for weekends and holidays.

Friday, June 3, 2022

Article of the month: "Why Is It So Hard to Finnish Nazism? NATO’s Growing Suicide Pact Threatens to Light the World on Fire"

Click here to access article by Canadian Matthew Ehret from Strategic Culture Foundation. This is dedicated to those of you who have studied the rewritten history from your days in school. The rewritten history was accomplished by the ruling capitalist classes of the post-WWII and de-facto US/British/Zionist Empire. This capitalist Empire includes the USA, what was left of the British Empire after WWII, Israel, most of Europe, and much of Latin America.

Saturday, May 21, 2022

Message to my readers regarding changes to My Recommendations: Weblogs/Websites (updated initially and frequently)

5/21/2022 update: I thought about recent changes regarding my emphasis on my list of "My Recommendations: Weblogs/Websites" and I decided to move it to the main page, from the right-hand side, to facilitate readers who view my website on their smartphones. Thus, I have moved it from the right-hand side of my website on the main page, and this will be my main work until further notice. After I work on "My Recommendations", I expect that (an expanded version) will change occasionally and only a little.  


The only exception will be that I added Global Research to my list of "My Recommendations" because I felt it worthwhile for those who don't have time to read other items on my list. Global Research, a Canadian website, is an aggregated website (def.) that offers current posts of items that they consider of special interest regarding fundamental issues of our time. This is one I can recommend--the only exception being that Prof. Michel Chossudovsky, who is the administrator of this website, is mistaken regarding the subject of abrupt climate destabilization ("climate change") which he, in the years past, considers as a "hoax". On this topic, which he posts very infrequently (especially since the recent and conservative IPCC reports were published) is sadly mistaken; but on other fundamental issues facing humanity, his selected posts are very worthwhile.

 

I can't vouch for every single post or re-post on these websites/weblogs. With over 12 years of online experience, I can recommend the following list because they offer insights on what the ruling class does to deceive us. In the future, I will keep the list updated by bringing new websites/weblogs especially with new fundamental crises which arise and are caused by the ruling transnational capitalist class of the de-facto US/British/Zionist Empire in their fascist pursuit of dominance over the entire world. And, I expect that I will drop a few. Although I don't know what kind of socialism the following websites/weblogs suggest, they are definitely anti-capitalist or independent (many are "independent" or refuse to advocate socialism because of harassment by capitalist authorities) in their orientation.

 

  • Edward Curtin - Behind the Curtain--Frequency: roughly once per two weeks.
  • Breakthrough News
  • CADTM--Eric Toussaint, a French socialist
  • Caitlin Johnstone, an Australian with her American husband, Tim Foley, also reading the script in the audio section of her article, but you may miss supporting examples, illustrations, etc.) She blogs almost daily.
  • Consent Factory, Inc. by an expat living in Berlin, and mostly satire. Frequency: roughly once per three weeks.
  • Covert Geopolitics Judging by its suffix "co", it is based in Columbia, but recently Pepe Escobar said that it, or a similar website (The Cradle), was based in Lebanon. Columbian expats currently living in Lebanon?
  • CovertAction Magazine
  • Dissident Voice 
  • EarthNewspaper 
  • In Gaza - and beyond (Eva Bartlett, a Canadian journalist)
  • Global Research (an aggregated website--recommended except on the issue of "climate change" which he addresses rarely since the recent IPCC reports were issued. Prof. Michel Chossudovsky, a Canadian and the administrator of the website, has, years ago, considered it as a "hoax". Many writers on his re-posts have at least socialist leanings.)
  • Global Times (Reputedly the views of the Communist Party of China.)
  • Guns and Butter (Bonnie Faulkner infrequently posts interviews of independent and top  thinkers for about an hour.)
  • Internationalist 360° (third world perspectives on world issues)
  • Media Lens A British left-wing weblog that has lately been publishing roughly once per month.
 

I don't know where the following list are on the question of whether they favor capitalism or socialism, but they write honestly from their independent point of view: 

 

  • Arctic News Frequency: roughly once per three weeks.
  • Craig Murray is a Scotsman and retired diplomat. Frequency: about once a week
  • John's Newsletter Frequency: about two times a week.
  • The Pulse, a Canadian website
  • The Exposé A British website which has been covering the "covid" pandemic extensively. The only problem is that they consider "climate change" as nonsense. 
  • The New Atlas on Rumble--Brian Berletic, who I have followed many years. He is an ex-Marine who lives in Thailand with his family for nearly 20 years, and has also been published in New Eastern Outlook
  • Titanic Lifeboat Academy (Caren Black, a retired educator, runs an aggregated website and occasionally write articles herself.)
 

Other recommended websites that are honest and represent likely non-socialist or old-fashioned capitalism where finance capitalism replaces industrial capitalism (old-fashioned capitalism) plus private ownership of the economy in fewer hands. Under financial capitalism (neoliberalism), a society with a concentrated ruling class inevitably descends into neofascism:

 

  • A Son of the American Revolution--Larry Johnson is presently a historian at the College of William & Mary and was formerly employed at the CIA & State Department.
  • Children's Health Defense, founded by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
  • Children's Health Defense--Europe  
  • Consortium News  features posts and re-posts about relevant events.
  • Geopolitics & Empire on Odysee. The unnamed interviewer and former professor of history and residing in Mexico, interviews independent dissident thinkers for various lengths of time. Frequency: roughly twice a week.
  • Middle East Eye Based in London
  • Paul Craig Roberts, a former Asst. Secretary of the Treasure in the Reagan administration. Frequency: He take weekends and most holidays off.
  • Peak Prosperity Chris Martenson, who is administrator of this website, seems to be advocating "back to the land" by cutting most ties to city and government services. 
  • Reminiscence of the Future...--The founder of this weblog, Andrei Martyanov, is a Russian immigrant and a US citizen for over 20 years and is reputedly a Russian military expert. Recommended by Pepe Escobar.
  • The Ice Blog Frequency: about once per month. 
  • The Saker You can access Pepe Escobar's articles here as well as other articles of interest. Founded by Andrei Raevsky ("The Saker"), who is descended from White Russian immigrants (essentially capitalist armies who fought against Bolsheviks) and who, after the defeat of White Russian armies, immigrated to Europe and he eventually became a US citizen. Raevsky is the founder and administrator of the website. After receiving threats from governmental or corporate authorities, he moved his server to Iceland.
  • The Unz Review founded by Ron Unz, a retired physicist, who has a brilliant mind but limited by anti-Jewish attitudes which seem to be fading appropriately to targeting right-wing Jews or Zionists. And, he seems to be moving to the true left as he includes more articles by Pepe Escobar, who in my opinion, is the best journalist in the world. Unz's most important contribution has been uncovering the many mysteries of the "covid" pandemic. 
  • Wall Street on Parade founded by Pam Martens and Russ Martens who find lots of misdeeds regarding Wall Street. They blog almost daily except for weekends and holidays.
  • YouTube My subscriptions--I particularly like this selection in spite of YouTube's tendency to censor..

Sunday, May 1, 2022

A Final post and Announcement to my readers

Unfortunately, we live in a capitalist society which means that individual families are competing for influence and advantages of wealth. The capitalist ruling classes have attained so much power with their ownership of fabulous wealth that they think that they are invincible. They think they will use naive ordinary humans to fight to the death to protect their system from being overthrown as they are doing today in Ukraine. They are the masters of deception, and they have used their tools of deception to deceive most of us to go along with their agenda to acquire ever more dominance and control. The capitalists have destroyed society and the ecology of our mother Earth with their deceptions.

This was a fundamental insight that Margaret Thatcher, the fanatically useful tool of British capitalists, articulated with her dictum: "there is no such thing as society, there is only individuals and their families". I'm sure that she was well rewarded for her efforts. It is unfortunate that humans have not been able to grow out of their infantile belief in families and extended families before the climate crisis really sets in or wars will end in the disappearance of humans in a final nuclear war.

Also, the ruling capitalist classes of the dominant capitalist empire (the de-facto US/British/Zionist Empire) refuse to give up their top-dog status on our unique planet Earth which caused both crises--destruction of our planet's ecology and constant wars. This truth is obvious in the war in Ukraine where they are determined to use gullible ordinary humans to fight to the death for their powerful Empire that provides the capitalist classes with so much wealth and control over the rest of us.

After more than 12 years, this essay finally ends my work on the "Surviving Capitalism (Not)". In the future I will do my best to maintain updated recommended websites/weblogs to the right of my website.

5/19/2022 Update, (updated 5/20/2022): I've been cleaning up my website and particularly the "recommended websites/weblogs" that are most relevant to current issues. To do this I've have followed daily to all (approximately 50) websites/weblogs that I've always used to determine my daily posts that I've recommended daily since the last over 12 years, but I've changed from that to keep current "my recommended" website/weblogs. Not all of these websites/weblogs qualify for my recommended list because they, in reality, advocate the denial of the fundamental issues of our time: peace, climate destabilization (e.g. Global Research and The Exposé), and social/economic justice (e.g. Paul Craig Roberts). I have not discovered all credible sources because I've not discovered them in my daily posts, but the ones I've discovered and followed for an extended period are demonstrated credible journalists, genuine socialists, independent scientists and experts.  

They don't necessarily advocate real socialism (as I do), but their posts provide honest and insightful posts. The only possible exceptions to the latter statement are with Global Times (China) and Sputnik (Russia) which I include in order to understand our nations' opponents and their points of view. Otherwise, I follow policy analysts (who are available on US websites) who I believe offer (as best that they can) accurate news and insights on ruling class and government policies. I expect to make frequent changes to my recommended list of websites as long as I am able.

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                                                                                                        An Appeal
                                    
I'm in the process of simplifying my life. At the age of 86, I don't need any confusion in handling my adult responsibilities, and must lean on someone for advice to make major decisions before some capitalist takes advantage of me in my advanced age. Finally, I need someone to take responsibility for my ultimate demise. I have no one such as an immediate family or relative to look after my needs and advantages that I've accrued throughout my long life. My adult life was filled with a desire and activities to rid our selves of capitalism to promote a real socialism, that is, to promote a classless society and to establish a society of humans who cared for one another. I have failed in this endeavor.

Finally, I'm wondering if there is someone out there who will take me into their household and protect me from all the ravages that a capitalist society can impose upon one until my natural demise. I can meet a monthly rent of a room and board. If there is, I would reward you with my accumulated modest wealth by substantially including you in my last will. If interested, you can contact me by email: rdh@sekur.com, a secure private email address, or a less secure one at ronh36@protonmail.com. The terms, conditions, and expectations are absolutely negotiable. This appeal is still valid if you see these two paragraphs.

May 11, 2022                                                                               An Appeal Update

So far, I am gratified to receive three inquiries for my appeal. One of the three has dropped out, and the 2nd one doesn't look promising. The final one looks good for now. I invite those who have space for me in their household to make inquiries. 

I am so far able to sustain independent living, but I need guidance for major and some minor decisions in my life. I dislike where I am currently living in a co-op in southern Minnesota among bible-oriented Lutherans.

Saturday, April 30, 2022

A Post that I especially recommend for Saturday, April 30, 2022

  • DeSantis Vows To Fight Biden’s “Ministry Of Truth”, but better entitled "The New Ministry of Truth" that features Jimmy Dore and Max Blumenthal discussing the new ruling class initiative to establish Disinformation Governance Board from Dore's channel on YouTube (19:58). (Note: I could not prevent myself from posting this!)

Monday, April 25, 2022

Announcement to my readers on 4/25/2022: 

Because I've noticed feelings of resentment and mistakes while recently working on my website, I am reducing my posts to original essays that I will be able to post about once per week (this is just an estimate) any day of the week including Sundays. This new policy is partly due to my declining stamina in my old age (approaching 86). Thus, you will be able, if you want, to access my website only occasionally, but you may want to access my website for research purposes. For example, you may want to access my articles in February of 2014 and beyond in which I closely followed the events in Ukraine.

This change will require more of you to exert greater efforts to keep up on accurate news. I advise you to follow my recommended websites (on the right-hand side), or if you prefer, to follow websites/weblogs that you have found to be of particular interest in the past. I am committed to updating and keeping current my "recommended" websites. If you can't find a website that I've used before, contact me at ronh36@protonmail.com.

Saturday, April 23, 2022

Posts that I especially recommend for Saturday, April 23, 2022

  • The Pandemic Isn't Over? features Russell Brand, a British comedian and former drug addict turned serious political critic--from his channel on Rumble (15:39).
  • I notice that the Strategic Culture Foundation has been taken off the internet, that is, the one I can access. In my 12 years of administrating this website, I have posted articles from this source as much as any other. This censorship policy of the Empire's capitalist ruling class illustrates how much they want to censor anything that will contradict their narratives. This also demonstrates how insecure they are. RH  4/25/2022 update: this note was probably in error. This link is only temporarily down. Later 4/25/2022 update: I accessed the site today, but I have my Firefox set to VPN. According to a west coast activist, one can only access the site if one has one's browser is set to VPN.
When the ecosystem is dying because of economic systems which depend on infinite growth on a finite world, your choices are either (A) abandon those systems or (B) pray that sociopathic oligarchs somehow get us into space in the next few years. Guess which one we’re going with.

Humanity’s major problems arise from the impulse to control. Ecocide arises from the impulse to control nature. Empire arises from the impulse to control civilizations. Oligarchy arises from the impulse to control political outcomes. Ego arises from the impulse to control life.

A healthy humanity would be free of the impulse to manipulate and exert control: over life, over people, over nature. But it would be so different from the humanity we know now that falling into that way of functioning would be a kind of death. And it would feel like a death.

Sometimes it seems like people want the world to end, want humanity to go extinct. I’d suggest that this may be a confused expression of an intuited truth: that there’s something good on the other side of ending all this. But it’s the end of our dysfunction, not of our species. 

  • Oh, So It’s Just Bullsh*t Then features Russell Brand, a British comedian and former drug addict turned serious political critic discussing the imminent extradition of Julian Assange to the USA--from his channel on YouTube (13:48).