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

Friday, October 16, 2020

Posts that I especially recommend today: Friday, October 16, 2020

This report is prime reading for anyone who wishes to gain an understanding of how "liberal" or bourgeois (capitalist) democracies work. The latter must have secret agencies operating outside of the law that follow the diktats of the ruling capitalist class. This report only deals with British agencies that during the course of their operations commit crimes. It does not report on other agencies, whose top leaders answer to the US/Anglo/Zionist Empire's Deep State, that are engaged in shady operations which undermine any semblance of democracy such as propaganda activities. If you think that Britain is not an essential part of the Empire, and, as such, has no implications for the rest of the Empire, you likely won't believe it has anything to do with government operations in the USA. Brainwashed others will dismiss it entirely. However, it is essential reading by any US activist or revolutionary organization that aims to be effective. For people involved in the latter, this rare report must be studied.
... it was understood that the best way to construct the fascist international was to do so under liberal cover, meaning through clandestine operations that maintained a liberal façade. While this probably sounds like hyperbole to those whose understanding of history has been formatted by bourgeois social science, which focuses almost exclusively on visible government and the aforementioned liberal cover, the history of the invisible government of the national security apparatus suggests that fascism, far from being defeated in WWII, was successfully internationalized.
  • Running Out of Time… October Surprise Redux? by Philip Giraldi from Strategic Culture Foundation.  (My reaction: I remember well the reliable reports after Reagan's election in 1980 reporting that the CIA rigged the election for Reagan. Giraldi reports on other possible shenanigans perpetrated by the Deep State that obviously wants Trump removed. But, who cares? Both political parties serve the rich ruling class of capitalists and not ordinary Americans.)
I've only covered about 1/3 of my list of 50 credible websites before I ran out of time and energy.