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

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Posts that I especially recommend today: Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020

  • The Establishment’s Plan to Divide Part 2: COVID-19, Election 2020, and The Great Reset by Derrick Broze from The Last American Vagabond. My reaction: I think Broze spends too much time on how Trump functions to divide Americans, and not enough time devoted to exposing the ruling carefully designed class agenda of fomenting fear and chaos among ordinary Americans. Trump is a natural-born American capitalist of a nationalist variety, but the transnational ("neoliberal") ruling class with intentional design to create chaos among ordinary Americans as a method to install more authoritarian measures. They want to do this as a part of their global domination project that I have exposed numerous times. Transnational capitalists see Trump, who unconsciously stirs up conflict, as an upstart who is detracting from their finely honed control methods, and as such, they are greatly irritated by him. They only included the clownish Trump on the 2016 ballot to ensure the victory of their chosen candidate Hillary Clinton; but they were surprised, as I was, that many voters simply withheld their votes with disgust from Clinton, and as a result, Trump was elected (by the electoral college but not by popular vote).
  • Brave New Money, part 1 and part 2 of a 2-part series. By Norbert Häring, a German blogger and economist, from his weblog Money and more. (Note: I think that this is a summary of his book by the same title.) My reaction: I think that this is a part of the The Great Reset project that the Empire wishes to accomplish with the pandemic. I assume that if they are successful, digital money will give them ever greater control (domination) over their populations. Control and domination is what the Empire and capitalism is all about.

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Posts that I especially recommend today: Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020

  • Gates, Kissinger and Our Dystopian Future by Mike Whitney from The Unz Review. My reaction: Could the pandemic be promoted by the Empire's ruling class of transnational capitalists in order to cope with the looming climate crisis? Whitney persuasively puts together an argument to support the affirmative to this question. I've previously argued that the pandemic serves a variety of purposes to promote the interests of this ruling class. Among them were the sowing of chaos (in addition to stirring up racial hatred) before the election to instill fear about Trump in the electorate, as well as a project to cope with the destabilization of our climate. If the intentional campaign of panic lasts beyond the election of Biden, you can be sure that the latter reason is primary.

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Posts that I especially recommend today: Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020

This is posted late, that is, on Monday morning. For some reason after I did some minor editing (some time) after publishing this set of posts, but I forgot to press the "update" button on the new weblog software, and as a result I noticed on Monday morning that the Sundays' posts were not published. I apologize. Because of this mistake I'll not publish any posts on Monday. But not to worry: today (Monday) I will scan my 50 credible websites for posts and include them with other posts tomorrow.
 
From her research Webb uncovers some odd and suspicious facts in US corporations' pursuit of a vaccine to prevent covid-19. For example:
Such experiments, like this study by Duprex, involved the genetic engineering of three viral pathogen strains and then seeing which would become most transmissible and virulent in an animal host. Such studies are often referred to as gain-of-function (GOF) research and are incredibly controversial given that they often create pathogens that are more virulent and/or transmissible than they otherwise would be. It is also worth noting that UPMC, before Duprex joined the center, had also received millions in funding from DARPA’s Prophecy program “to develop in vitro and computational models for predicting viral evolution under selection pressure from multiple evolutionary stressors.”
  • Development banks must be held accountable for their disastrous oil palm plantation investments in the Congo from GRAIN. (My reaction: But they won't be held accountable because they as transnational capitalist corporations are too powerful for ordinary people to challenge. This is true throughout the US/Anglo/Zionist Empire. This is the sad reality of advanced capitalism. Only a thoroughly democratic organization of ordinary people can challenge and topple them in the time remaining before climate deterioration really sets in and puts the end of humans and most other species.)
Cook, unlike most other thoroughly brainwashed critics nowadays, names the system--capitalism. Here are excerpts from the article: 
The cause of that full-spectrum, systemic crisis is not named, but it has a name. Its name is the ideology that has become a black box, a mental prison, in which we have become incapable of imagining any other way of organising our lives, any other future than the one we are destined for at the moment. That ideology’s name is capitalism.
... “evilness” – the psychopathic pursuit of profit above all other values – is the business model for all corporations, not just the digital ones.
The Social Dilemma offers us an opportunity to sense the ugly, psychopathic face shielding behind the mask of social media’s affability. But for those watching carefully the film offers more: a chance to grasp the pathology of the system itself that pushed these destructive social media giants into our lives.
Even in the dark age in which we are currently living, naming the system is, sadly, a revolutionary act. It will take vastly much more to change the deadly system that we are under.
  • What OBAMA Got Away With. This features Jimmy Dore (via a YouTube video) describing himself as a "dumb", but independent, comedian demonstrating what independence of thought can lead one to think critically about their "bought" government. But this comes at a price--he's losing his comedic take on life. In another video, he rants about the suicidal destruction of the ecology which supports human along with many others species--because of corporate pursuit of profits (under the capitalist system).
  • Climate Disruption Is Now Locked In. The Next Moves Will Be Crucial by John Branch and Brad Plumer from The NY Times. (Note: If you are not registered with this source, you can access the article here.) My reaction: This source is like a broken clock that registers the time correctly two times a day. This is one of those times. But, after they shock ordinary Americans with this headline, they, as a propaganda rag for the capitalist ruling class, must sprinkle their reporting with more positive statements so that we can go back to sleep--and, of course, they blame it on the government which is owned and controlled by the ruling class. But it shows that our masters are aware of this looming threat. Could the covid-19 pandemic be their desperate means to cope with the abrupt deterioration of our climate?

Friday, September 25, 2020

Posts that I especially recommend today: Friday, Sept. 25, 2020

Introductory note for today's posts: I intended several days in advance to take this day off to relax, refresh, and direct my attention to other rewarding experiences. But I could not do this. Instead, I have lain down to take a nap; and when I woke up several hours later, I found myself, to my surprise, perusing articles that I normally do. Several articles grabbed my attention; but not until I viewed James Corbett's latest, almost daily, video, did I decide to post two articles. I was so impressed by his commentary that I somewhat regretted that I disagreed with his yesterday's post. I say "somewhat" because I often post articles from authors that I disagree with only some of their arguments and perspectives. These include Eric Zuesse, Matthew Ehret, and James Corbett.
  •  A Message to New “Conspiracy Theorists” featuring a lecture of sorts by James Corbett to new “Conspiracy Theorists” among American young people who are only beginning to question the reports that media corporations flood TV and internet reports. This is an addition to the indoctrination they receive throughout their education and much of their entertainment. (This is a best post.) My commentary follows:

Elsewhere I have noted the huge task that younger generations have to overcome many years of brainwashing, and I doubted that they would overcome this systematic brainwashing. I have been encouraged by many of the comments made by Corbett in this video presentation. I also noticed that he admitted only starting to question some of his beliefs in 2006. (I started in 1955.) And I also noticed that he is starting to point to "oligarchs" as the source of evil instead of merely governments as is usually the case with anarchists. This is much closer to what I believe is the truth: a ruling capitalist class that controls not only the government, but every institution. By doing this, he is providing examples of his own growth out out swamp of lies and disinformation that he has experienced all of his life. Beyond this, he is offering specific examples of very sound advice to the younger generation who are starting to question.

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Posts that I especially recommend today: Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020

  • Senate GOP releases report on Hunter Biden's dealings in Ukraine from The Duran (based in Cyprus). My reaction: It is hard to know which candidate among the two candidates in the "democratic" election that we are allowed to vote for is worse. But, you are not forced to vote for either--that is our very limited freedom!
  • André Vltchek Remembered by Peter Koenig and Andre, friend by Farooque Chowdhury from Internationalist 360°. My reaction: Another fine human being lost in the battle of human survival against the forces of capitalism which can only support the interests of a few capitalists. He will not be the last.
Unfortunately, Corbett pans the overwhelming evidence provided by independent scientists that we have already "baked-in" sufficient greenhouse gases in the planet's upper atmosphere and the oceans to insure dramatic changes in the climate such that planet Earth will no longer be able to sustain human and many other species. In short, we, humans--an "exceptional" species, will disappear (along with most others).
Unfortunately, Corbett pans the overwhelming evidence provided by independent scientists that we have already "baked-in" sufficient greenhouse gases in the planet's upper atmosphere to insure dramatic changes in the climate such that planet Earth will no longer be able to sustain human and many other species. In short, we, humans--an "exceptional" species, will disappear. 
He does so for two basic reasons: 1) because he is an anarchist produced by the indoctrination-loaded educational system throughout the capitalist Empire to ensure that their graduates are not "contaminated" with any anti-capitalist ideas; and 2) because he refuses to recognize the unthinkable--that we humans depend on a rather unique environment which does not appear on nearly all other planets. He refuses to accept scientific evidence that in the future the conditions of the planet Earth will be dramatically altered because of capitalism's incessant search for profits, and that they have loaded our atmosphere, oceans, and other places on the planet with greenhouse gases. 
Thus, Corbett fails to recognize the reasons why their latest "Reset" project is their attempt to cope with this very real concern, along with many other problems facing the capitalist Empire. He refuses to accept scientific evidence that in the future the conditions of the planet Earth will dramatically change because of capitalism's incessant packing of our atmosphere, oceans, and other places on the planet with greenhouse gases. He doesn't distinguish independent scientists from scientists employed by capitalist industries and from government bureaucrats, employed by the ruling class, posing as authorities. He refuses to recognize that the system is the source of not only abrupt climate destabilization, but so many other problems facing humans. Finally, Corbett fails to recognize the reasons why the Empire's latest "Reset" project is their attempt to cope with this very real concern, along with many other problems facing the capitalist Empire.
Humanity [human species] will continue along its self-destructive trajectory until the masses use the power of their numbers to force real change. Humanity will not use the power of its numbers to force real change as long as it’s being successfully propagandized not to do so. The oligarchic propaganda machine is therefore the primary barrier to our transition from our self-destructive patterns into a healthy collaborative relationship with each other and with our ecosystem. 
So throw sand in the gears of the machine. If enough of us throw enough sand, we can cause the whole thing to break down.   
And she continues on to give her advice on how we should "throw sand in the gears" of what she identifies as the "oligarchic propaganda machine".
These posts today are all I have time for.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Posts that I especially recommend today: Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020

  • Has an ‘Anti-Science’ Sentiment Overtaken the United States? by Derrick Broze from The Last American Vagabond. My reaction: This article is about the corruption of many scientists and public health bureaucrats by the capitalist ruling class to serve their agenda of profits and power. Knowledgeable skeptics are increasingly questioning these people and their collusion with the agenda of the ruling class.
What they question is corporate-funded science, conflicts of interest, and scientism – an almost religious reverence for science which views the field as incapable of corruption.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Posts that I especially recommend today: Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020

  • Merciless virus | Poor hit hardest by the COVID pandemic from RT (via YouTube). My reaction: Could it be that our masters in the ruling capitalist class are engaging in class warfare as they have done in the past several hundred years? If you believe that they care about your health, that is, if you are a "useless eater", and, if you are not one of their "essential workers" or highly trained and rewarded technical and professional workers and don't contribute to the power and wealth of the ruling class of major capitalists (often deceptively referred to by social-democrats as simply "billionaires"), I have several fine bridges to sell you.
  • Facts about Covid-19 from Swiss Policy Research. (Note: I regard this always updated website to be the most reliable source of information regarding the "pandemic".)