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

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Posts that I especially recommend for Sunday, June 13, 2021

  • The Difference Between Totalitarian Regimes And Free Democracies by Australian Caitlin Johnstone with her American husband reading the script, which is also provided in the article from her weblog. My reaction: The only criticism I have is that quotation marks should be around "free democracy". As it is (without quotation marks) there is a tendency to cynicism. "Free democracy" implies a propaganda construct, whereas a free democracy can be very real.
  • A Few Thoughts on White Identity by Gary Engler from Dissident Voice. (Note: Engler reviews a book entitled White Fragility: Why White People Have Such a Hard Time Talking About Racism.)
In my opinion, this book starkly epitomizes the dangerous consequences when discussions of white identity are divorced from class analysis. 
Fries and Mooney both represent small farmers in their quest to retain control over the world's food production in contrast to Big Ag's corporate dominance that is emerging under the propaganda construct of "multistakeholderism". The latter term is defined by the Transnational Institute as:
 
Multistakeholderism is a slippery term as most of the definitions are too vague and general and because it is applied to many different forms of governance. It is also an evolving form of governance. ....
 
In multistakeholderism, ‘stakeholders’ become the central actors without any clear procedure to designate ‘stakeholders’.
 
This is in contrast to the previous governing ideology of multilateralism based on interactions and agreements between nation-states. Big Ag is pushing the concept of multistakeholderism to give transnational corporations more relevance in global discussions and in legal bodies such as the UN. In my opinion, "multistakeholderism" is a sneaky construct to give global corporations (and their capitalist backers) as financial "stakeholders" more legitimacy in upcoming legal decisions by the UN. Financial stakeholders have always primarily meant those who have a financial or economic stake in outcomes.
 
Neoliberals (or transnationals) of the US/Anglo/Zionist Empire have already proved their power in the recent pandemic by co-opting the World Health Organization (WHO) of the UN. Co-opting of the UN's agency was accomplished after Trump's decision to withdraw US support for the WHO and the billionaire Bill Gates and his foundation stepped in to provide the greatest single monetary support of WHO among nations. This new construct is used to effect a stealthy move around the poorer nations of the world and to enhance the power of the Empire's transnational agricultural corporations.

I think Pat Mooney is a rather naive "do-gooder" who will have little influence on international legal bodies.
I have nearly 1,000 such stories in my files, enough to fill a thick book, and all reprehensibly dishonest in their presentation. When Westerners have only a diet of daily articles like this presented to them by their most trusted media, how is it possible for anyone to accurately understand anything about China?
  • How US govt-funded media fueled a violent coup in Nicaragua by Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton from The Grayzone. My reaction: This is an important report because it illustrates how the directors of the US/Anglo/Zionist Empire are going about subverting entire nations (think Ukraine as another example) to the dominance of the Empire. In Nicaragua they were not successful because the people under successive Sandinista governments had encouraged the people to become politically aware.
A recent post suggests that the 1.5°C threshold was already crossed in 2012, i.e. well before the Paris Agreement was adopted by the U.N. (in 2015), while there could be a temperature rise of more than 3°C [ by 2026.

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Posts that I especially recommend for Saturday, June 12, 2021

Organized crime joined the criminal ruling capitalist class in plundering the rest of USA for profit and power. The ruling class is essentially criminal (asocial) because they are driven to exploit the rest of American society to promote their self-serving interests. They are both "birds of a feather" that use violence to obtain their power. The only thing that is different about the ruling class is that they have developed and mastered the persuasive techniques of indoctrination and propaganda, and are willing to use violence (or the threat of violence) if indoctrination and propaganda fail to effect compliance by the rest of society to serving their self-serving interests. 
 
Organized crime was welcomed by the capitalist cabal in the State Department (think the Dulles brothers, the Council on Foreign Relations, etc.) that sought to build an empire after defeating the overtly fascist-capitalist regimes of the Axis Powers. They initially supported German capitalists with international approval and financial support by other capitalists because they saw them as useful to destroy the Soviet Union (read my commentary and this article) which was the only state that didn't permit capitalism. But early on they saw the German fantasy of the Third Reich threatening the power of the British Empire, so they soon joined up with a winning combination of English speaking nations to eventually build a US/Anglo/Zionist Empire (after 1967 the financial power of Zionists were admitted to the Empire). 
 
After WWII, organized crime used Harry Truman who was easily duped to launch their war on the New Dealers, many of which were socialists and communists, from the FDR administration; and set-up the CIA, an unaccountable subversive organization to pursue directly the policies of the ruling capitalist class. The capitalist cabal launched an anti-communist crusade which included attacks on unions (Taft-Hartley Act) and attacks on left-wing liberals, socialists, and communists (read this article).
  • News on China (in sixty seconds) via the YouTube channel of Dongsheng News. My reaction: Yes, China is booming because the US ruling class has shifted much of its industrial work to Chinese capitalist industries in order to take advantage of cheaper labor and greater profits. Too bad for US workers who in my youth were internationally famous for their "Yankee know-how", but that is the way capitalism works. Now that China is developing into a rival of US capitalists, the US ruling class is worried--but not worried enough to shift their work back. "Profits über alles" is the theme of all capitalists. Now our masters can only threaten China with violence.

Friday, June 11, 2021

Posts that I especially recommend for Friday, June 11, 2021

  • Fauci Declares Himself INFALLIBLE! featuring Jimmy Dore (via his YouTube channel--15:36m) exposing Dr. Fauci, a government bureaucrat in charge of our health, for what he is--sociopathic liar. My reaction: You have to be a "sociopathic liar" to serve the ruling class.
  • Interview 1648 -- New World Next Week with James Evan Pilato featuring James Corbett and James Evan Pilato discussing the latest news which includes Japan's Olympics, cyber-attacks (and other fake propaganda "Reset" ploys), vaccination stories, etc., and Corbett's inferences based on these reports. 
As long as the US is the center of a globe-spanning empire, it will be necessary to keep Americans too poor, too busy and too confused to interfere with the operation of the machine. You cannot allow a critical mass of Americans to have enough money to spend on political campaign donations, to have enough free time to research what’s actually happening in their world, to be sufficiently stress-free to look up and realize that your government is murdering children in their name, and also keep the empire running smoothly. You cannot have an imperialist oligarchy who runs things and also have income and wealth equality. 
 
Johnstone concludes her article with this insightful statement about any effective solution: 

It’s not that you can’t beat the machine, it’s that you can’t beat the machine using the tools the machine has given you. A grassroots effort to wake each other up to reality is a very achievable goal, and once enough eyes are open, anything is possible.
  • The United States Started the Korean War from the YouTube channel of Tales of the American Empire. (Note: This is a short, authentic history of our post-WWII policies toward Asia.) My reaction: This history has been re-written by US historians that were motivated by career aspirations. They could not aspire to a career in academia unless they rewrote history to conform to the empire-building efforts of the cabal that took control in the post-WWII ruling class. This is a rare opportunity for you to recover a small part of the real history. 
  • Biden's DHS Attacks Pipeline Protestors featuring Jimmy Dore (via his YouTube channel--7:31m) to reveal a true history of two single, but related, events--the protests that people organized in opposition to the Keystone pipeline in North Dakota and similar protests in northern Minnesota. My reaction: And many of you depend upon reports by media corporations to cover the news!
  • A Sinister Agenda Behind California Water Crisis? by F. William Engdahl from New Eastern Outlook. My reaction: Engdahl is one of the geopolitical experts, who are in denial of the climate crisis. He proposes a conspiracy theory which is rooted in government regulatory agencies where there is none. Such experts and most state bureaucrats and politicians view environmental regulations to save threatened species in a destabilizing climate as an "agenda" serving only negligible "special interests". Therefore expect such regulations will be dropped (or not enforced) in order to save us humans. This is only a  short-term solution to our future to the problem of the destabilization of the climate on our planet-Earth. Our masters in the ruling capitalist already know this, but their inherent drive to sustain profits will only accelerate their population reduction agenda known as the Great Reset in order to save themselves and their "beautiful" system of capitalism. The system depends on ever expanding growth on a planet that has finite resources. Something will have to give way. I look for more trouble in our future.
  • Explained: Quintero and Wiens 2013 featuring Prof. (retired) Guy McPherson, an independent scientist (via his YouTube channel--04:36m) and has fearlessly focused on the climate crisis, examining a research study regarding the adaptability of species to adjust to abrupt climate changes. (Note: This is a key question for our human species: can we adapt to rather dramatic changes in climate that McPherson foresees?)

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Posts that I especially recommend for Thursday, June 10, 2021

  • Global Pushback Against Tyranny Has Begun, a new (01:24:54 hr) film brought to you by Oracle Films posted by Dr. Joseph Mercola to remind you addicts of media corporations of another reality that they want you to remain ignorant of.
It is odd why a summarizing biography on Barrett seems to have disappeared, if it ever existed, from the internet. I found only one from an old post of mine. They continue their vendetta today just as they do to anyone who challenges the Empire's ruling class's myths regarding "reality". 
 
The promoters of the Empire studiously avoid mentioning censorship, and much prefer the newly coined phrase of "cancel culture", but it amounts to the same thing. I've noticed while reviewing my past articles by Barrett that frequently the YouTube videos had been "cancelled"
 
I think Barrett is a fanatic truth-teller; but because he has frequently suffered adverse consequences, especially to his career at the U. of Wisconsin, he has sought alliances elsewhere. One place he found was what I identify as old-fashioned conservatives like Ron Unz (and his weblog The Unz Review) to distinguish them from neoconservatives which have taken control of the US ruling class since the presidency of Ronald Reagan. As I wrote only last year (commentary for the last post), such people like Ron Unz represent an older segment of the capitalist ruling class:
 
... "paleoconservatives" (old-fashioned conservatives) in contrast to neoliberals [= neoconservatives], often referred to as "ziocons" (Don RumsfeldPaul WolfowitzRichard Perle, Dick Cheney, etc. most of whom were brought into government during Reagan's administration). Neoliberals or "ziocons" (because of strong Zionist influence) are favored by transnational capitalists who have aggressively pursued an empire compared to more nationalist conservatives who support national capitalist interests. [Trump was an older variety.] Neoliberals have taken over control of the Democratic Party, whereas the paleoconservatives are mostly found in the Republican Party, but there is little of substance to differentiate the two-party system of the capitalist ruling class.)
  • Tax evasion; Billionaires run the system featuring a commentary by Prof. Richard Wolff from RTAmerica. (The commentary comes after the narrator summarizes the finding of a ProPublica report.) My reaction: Surprise, surprise! (sarcasm)
  • Rep. Jayapal OPPOSES Voting On Her Own Bill! featuring Jimmy Dore exclaiming about Rep. Jayapal's explanation for not voting on her bill. My reaction: Dore exposes "Good Germans" from another would-be empire of the Third Reich which was backed by big German and international capitalists like the Krupps, Reimanns, Fords, Sloans, many British members of the Cliveden set, etc. Unfortunately (for them), the people of the Soviet Union put a stop to their criminal actions, while English-speaking members became more worried about the prospects of the British Empire being replaced by the Nazi's Third Reich. The British ruling class soon replaced Neville Chamberlain, who promoted appeasement policies to accommodate the Nazis, with Winston Churchill, a longtime visceral anti-Communist.

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Posts that I especially recommend for Wednesday, June 9, 2021

  • Your Guide to The Great Convergence featuring James Corbett from his weblog (1:14:36hr) explaining how and why our masters are promoting "transhumanism" which is the current grand fantasy of our masters in the capitalist ruling class as their Empire project is on a road to decline. This fantasy includes their sub-fantasies that promise "the idea of using technology to overcome sickness, aging, and death." (See my commentary to the second post of The Corbett Report from Monday, June 7.) My reaction: My only criticism is that Corbett (as well as Christian Westbrook of the Ice Age Farmer, etc.) disregards the very realistic threat to all species survival: the dramatic accelerating warming of our planet caused by the compulsive drive of capitalists to enhance profits for their own interests--not ours.
  • G7: Desperately Seeking Relevancy by Pepe Escobar from "The Saker" weblog. (Note: G7 is an economic organization of core capitalist nations that comprise the US/Anglo/Zionist Empire.)
... sometimes self-interests intrude and the Europeans find the American depiction of the world too much to bear. Hence, there is pushback from the European Union on Biden’s attempts to sabotage the economic partnership between the 27-member bloc and China. There are limits to which the EU will go in damaging the landmark Comprehensive Investment Agreement it signed with Beijing in December.

Likewise, Germany is not tolerating any attempts by the Biden administration to scupper the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline with Russia which will be vital for fuelling German industry. Again, self-interest kicks in to bring mundane common sense into conflict with the American mythology of a Cold War.

  • Science Update: Heat Deaths Due to Climate Change featuring Prof. (retired) Guy McPherson, an independent scientist (via his YouTube channel--06:00m), who has focused on the climate crisis, fearlessly listing scientific articles that indicate the growing probability of extinction of humans and most other species that have evolved on planet Earth.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Posts that I especially recommend for Tuesday, June 8, 2021

  • Tom Cotton Explains Why Warmongers Love The Wuhan Lab Leak Theory by Australian Caitlin Johnstone with her American husband reading the script, which is provided from her article. My reaction: Johnstone is referring to any official investigation, but we, the people, have our own collective efforts to uncover the truth. However, the latter will not make it onto corporate media. Thus, efforts will depend upon the people who will want to seek the truth so that they will not have to suffer through a pandemic, or some other manufactured catastrophe, again. This, in turn, will depend on our efforts to get people to stop watching/listening to billionaire-owned and/or controlled media corporations (which includes PBS and NPR) which provide coverage of "news" and "analysis". Billionaire-owned/controlled media are supplying you with pure, self-serving propaganda.
  • The False Idea of Who You Are by Alan Watts from the After Skool channel of YouTube. My reaction: I would only substitute "Planet Earth" for "universe" to arrive at the reality of humans as a part of the web of life on our unique planet Earth. It was common in Watts' day to label the universe as our unique planet Earth.
  • Means of Extinction: Broiling Earth featuring Prof. (retired) Guy McPherson, an independent scientist (via his YouTube channel--04:36m), who has focused on the climate crisis, fearlessly listing scientific articles that indicate the growing probability of extinction of humans and most other species that have evolved on planet Earth.

Monday, June 7, 2021

Posts that I especially recommend for Monday, June 7, 2021

  • Covid, Cybernetics, And The New Normal by "anonymous" from Wrench in the Gears.
This is a guest post written by a humanities teacher and freelance writer who holds a masters degree from the School of African and Oriental Studies, a public research university in London. It lays out over fifty concerns regarding pandemic policy implementation and plans for a cybernetic future, full spectrum dominance of life on the planet by defense, bio-tech, and finance interests. I’m glad to be able to share my platform so this detailed analysis can be more widely distributed.
  • James Corbett Presents to the Corona Investigative Committee​ featuring James Corbett being interviewed by Reiner Fuellmich of the Corona Investigative Committee (based in Germany) about Corbett's investigation into the corona crisis and the future of humanity.​ My commentary follows:
     
    Early in the interview (02:45m) Fuellmich asks a very profound question: "What drives them? I mean they have enough money." The answer furnished by Corbett can be condensed in one sentence: The transnational capitalist ruling class of the US/Anglo/Zionist Empire have bought into the assumption that humans are an exceptional species. Because they have long discovered that wealth brings power in its wake, they have pursued the accumulation of wealth. Now that they have so much wealth (besides the fact that power/control is addictive), the Empire's ruling class fantasize about a corollary of wealth/power: they must overcome death to prove the validity of their assumption.
     
    They recently embraced the high technology of digitization of everything (the "Great Reset") in order to realize their fantasies.
     
    But doubts are creeping into their mad-power-complex, and most notably from the Russia-China-Iran combination which threatens not only their Empire, but also the pursuit of their assumption. Too bad for us, the rest of humanity, this mad pursuit threatens the survivability of our species ... and most others. 
  • Gaming Our Lives: Pay for Success Finance. Bonnie Faulkner, of Guns + Butter, interviews (nearly an hour) Alison McDowell who has been described by others as a mom, an independent researcher, and activist. (Note: A script furnishes the introduction to the thoughts of McDowell followed by the nearly hour-long audio interview.)
  • Space Oddities by Bernhard, a German independent blogger, from his weblog Moon of Alabama