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

Monday, January 20, 2020

Posts that I especially recommend today: Monday, January 20, 2020

  • Why 'Corporate Social Responsibility Is a Hoax by Álvaro de Regil Castilla from Climate & Capitalism. (Note: The headline offers old news, but the author goes on to argue that "Subsequently, I gradually realized that an even larger hoax is our belief that we live in democratic societies."
  • Yes Minister Fan Fiction by Craig Murray from his weblog (British). (He satirizes British politicians regarding Britain's treatment (use of social identity politics) of Julian Assange. Murray may explain why British activists did, and are doing, so little to protest and rescue Assange.)

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Posts that I especially recommend today: Sunday, January 19, 2020

As regards the letter to “CEOs,” it’s telling them to transition as fast as is reasonably possible out of fossil-fuel investments and into renewable-fuel ones, in order to become less vulnerable to the shock, when it does hit. This makes good sense: keeping the clients comfortable, while telling the CEOs: “Make major moves on this ASAP!”
If you think for a moment that capitalist ruling classes are serious about global warming, "I have a bridge to sell you" (def).
On the show this week, Chris Hedges, discusses the outsized influence of the writer, Ayn Rand, on America’s business and financial elite with New York University professor and author, Lisa Duggan.
 Duggan’s new book is entitled “Mean Girl: Ayn Rand and the Culture of Greed.” 

Friday, January 17, 2020

Posts that I especially recommend today: Friday, January 17, 2020

  • America’s Long History of Meddling in Russia by Ted Rall from CounterPunch. (Note: This cartoonist misses the larger historical fact that the USA and its secret "intelligence" subversive services has meddled in most countries of the world since WWII while building the US/Anglo/Zionist Empire.)

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Posts that I especially recommend today: Thursday, January 16, 2020

  • JPMorgan’s Historic Earnings Confirm that Fed Loans Are Subsidizing Profits on Wall Street by Pam Martens and Russ Martens from Wall Street on Parade. (Note: With the economy overwhelming controlled by major corporations, most especially financial institutions, I don't see why people are surprised by the latter serving their own interests. The Fed, which is privately owned by major banks which, in turn, are owned by major capitalists, is in control of our currency and the issuing of loans to themselves. The fact that the law regarding the Fed states that the institution should serve the needs of the nation is another illustration of how laws are made to camouflage the dominance of major capitalists.)

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Posts that I especially recommend today: Wednesday, January 15, 2020

  • King Tides and Who’s King of the Hill? by Paul Haeder from Dissident Voice. (Note: I visited Waldport, Oregon, a small town on the Pacific coast, many times while living in Eugene, OR to visit a friend. It sounds like Haeder like myself is becoming pessimistic about American culture shaped by advanced capitalism and its ability to cope with global warming which is so obvious to the inhabitants of Waldport.) 
Yep, we were sleeping when all the psy-ops, info-wars, algorithmic predictive shit came barreling into our lives. And complicit in the entire colonization of our minds, bodies, hearts, souls, futures and fates by a Brave New World corporate SOP and a big brother government. 

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Posts that I especially recommend today: Tueday, January 14, 2020

An explanation of why I will be emphasizing more posts on the destruction of our Earth's habitat

The lies and confusing information supplied by Western media corporations are becoming overwhelming particularly since the murder of Qassem Suleimani, the beloved anti-terrorist general of Iran. Media corporations are now piling lies upon lies to protect their agenda to crush any opposition to the US/Anglo/Zionist world that they serve. I with many others in alternative media have tried (largely in vain) to alert citizens of countries that are ruled by their self-serving capitalist ruling classes to expose these lies. I with only a handful of others have tried to explain what they are doing is logically and inevitably derived from the capitalist system.

I've tried to explain that this Empire was rooted in the outcome of WWII which left the USA relatively undamaged. WWII started as result of support by Western capitalist ruling class for fascist Germany and its aims to counter Bolshevism in the Soviet Union, but the British Empire soon became threatened by the monster that they had co-created. The US capitalist ruling class foresaw their opportunity to establish their own capitalist empire by supporting the British. Later international Jewry associated with the fascist Zionist Movement also joined this embryonic empire after they took over Palestine thanks to the British. Zionist Israel were allowed to join the Empire after demonstrating their fealty and support of Empire objectives in the Middle East.

One of the weapons promulgated by the US ruling class throughout their growing Empire, the nations of which pretended to be democracies, was the systematic use of advanced propaganda methods to persuade their populations to go along with their class ambitions to accumulate wealth and power throughout the world. Logically the Empire pursued policies of containment and roll-back of the Soviet Union and any nation that were attracted to socialist ideas, that is, the public ownership of any significant enterprises. The empire builders with their secret services gradually took over control of all media and entertainment corporations, every other institution including even educational institutions to install fake versions of history and contemporary affairs. The people of the Empire, particularly in the USA, have been saturated so long with capitalist and Empire propaganda that they have been thoroughly indoctrinated to believe in a fake version of their geopolitical world.

With the rise of China, Russia, and Iran and associated countries, who insist on a multi-lateral world, all of which have more mixed economies, the Empire has in past few years experienced dramatic setbacks. The Empire and its ruling capitalist classes are severely threatened by this situation, and their obsession with unimpeded capitalism under their control has brought the world into numerous crises. Added to these crises is contradictory position of capitalism with the health of our Earth's habitat that can support human and many other species. Because the rising countries are devoted to raising the standard of living of their inhabitants, they understandably have mixed feelings about this destruction of the planets ecosystem and their contributions to such destruction by the use of fossil fuels. This, I believe, is a brief description of where we are today.

All of the preceding commentary is supplied to explain why I am overwhelmed with the task of countering the incessant and pervasive propaganda that has led to a warped consciousness of most citizens living in the Empire. Although feel inadequate to free people's consciousness from the Empire's propaganda regarding their political opponents, in future posts I will concentrate more on our understanding of our terminal existence as a species due to the capitalist system's assault on the ecosystem of our planet Earth. 

I will continue to post articles countering only the most outrageous lies. But I advise my readers to follow posts on my recommend list of websites (at the right) to correct the lies, and I recommend following RT (for American readers, I advise following Rich Sanchez news) for more current news of the world.