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, October 29, 2018

The Putin-Nazi-Terrorist-O-Matic

Click here to access article by C. J. Hopkins from The Unz Review.

Hopkins through the use of satire and more serious writing is trying to understand what is going with our masters in the ruling class which I believe are now totally insane. 
We are experiencing a similarly historic ideological readjustment at the moment, which I’ve been trying to capture (satirically and more seriously) since it began in the summer of 2016. The official “War on Terror” narrative (and people’s understanding of what “terrorism” is) is being gradually redefined and expanded to encompass any and all forms of “extremism” (i.e., whatever the ruling classes decide is “extremism”). Mass murder, battery, racist graffiti, opposing the spread of global capitalism, saying nasty things about Soros, tattooing your forehead with a giant Swastika, using the words “globalism,” “sovereignty,” and so on … the distinctions are rapidly disappearing.
Yes, their grasp of reality is slipping away amidst all their lies and deceptions. They have had such a long streak of successes that apparently their one defeat in Syria has tipped them over the edge into insanity. They are deeply disturbed by what is becoming apparent to all of us that their global domination project known to early imperialists as the "American Century" and to later imperialists like Bush Sr. (George H. W. Bush) who began babbling about a "New World Order". Bush Sr. thought that the collapse of the former Soviet Union meant that the dream of all our ruling class masters was near: the total dominance of the world by the US-led (trans-nationalist) capitalist Empire which is the ultimate high of all power addicts. 

However, as the 21st century neared, the US ruling class saw that the American people needed some creative prompting for them to be fully engaged with them in this delusion. Thus, they instigated various propaganda projects to spur us into action to help them fully realize this delusion and to silence those malcontents who objected. 

The false-flag 9/11 project was masterfully pulled off, and as they say, "the rest is history" of unending wars in which they toppled one nation after another. However, this delusion along with widespread dissent, a bankrupt nation, the rise of China and Russia and other powerful independent nations, and finally culminating in their defeat in Syria has totally unhinged them. This, for me, explains the strange hysterical propaganda themes that they are promoting through their media corporations. Don't you think it is time to take away all their powerful weapons along with their ownership of all the wealth that we working people created? Otherwise I think that they will be the death of all of us.