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

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Posts that I especially recommend today: Saturday, March 21, 2020

The fictional pandemic exercise titled Event 201 was a high level simulation exercise that took place on October 18, 2019, at The Pierre, a luxury hotel in Manhattan NY. High-level global participants gathered to explore ideas as to how to mitigate devastating worldwide economic and societal impacts that would result from “a severe, highly transmissible intercontinental outbreak”. [Source] The exercise was built around a fictionalized CAPS virus, a naturally occurring coronavirus (not unlike SARS or MERS) which originated in bats, but for the fictional exercise, it had emerged from pigs.
The event was held by Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, in partnership with the World Economic Forum and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
To help you to decide at least tentatively, you should also read an article by F. William Engdahl entitled "Coronavirus, Vaccines and the Gates Foundation" from Global Research.)
  • Why Assume There Will Be a 2020 election? General Butler and the ‘Wall Street Putsch’ Revisited by Matthew Ehret from Strategic Culture Foundation. (Note: Ehret, educated in Canada, knows the history of fascism far better than nost Americans. US schools, and people "educated" in these schools, are subject to revised history that suits the interests of the ruling capitalist class. Although FDR saved capitalism that is controlled by mostly sociopathic people, he was a moral human being that abhorred the suffering of working men and women.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Posts that I especially recommend today: Friday, March 20, 2020

  • The Coronavirus Is Not the Plague: The Plague Is US by Edward Curtin from his weblog Behind the Curtain. (Note: Curtin refers to a metaphor in a novel by Camus, who wrote a book called The Plague in 1947, to warn us of a likely use of today's plague, the coronavirus. Camus used the metaphor, a plague, as representing the fascist forces that he experienced in Vichy France which collaborated with the Nazis during WWII. Curtin sees this metaphor as being relevant today and as a warning that fascist forces here in the USA, which are very much alive today, will likely use this very real plague of the coronavirus to keep us docile, obedient, and distracted from the crimes they are committing in the world.)
  • COVID-19: The Mutilated World Is Moved by the Nurses and Doctors by Vijay Prashad from Consortium News. (Note: In contrast to the warning by Curtin, he writes with a passionate appeal that this coronavirus plague should spur our efforts to demand that an effective public health system be established throughout the world. But he also warns us that "the world’s heads of governments rely upon fear to bewilder their populations; they thrive on panics of one kind or another.")
In a world in which is dominated by tiny rich and powerful ruling classes whose interests of profit and power impels them to serve their interests against the interests of the great majority of the world's population, corruption and conspiracies are likely in operation. Michel Chossudovsky reviews the contradictions and discrepancies, that he knows about, to challenge the reports that we are getting in mainstream media. Faulkner asks many questions about  governments and non-profits, and Chossudovsky shares his knowledge which suggests that all these bodies are substantially influenced by the rich and powerful.
I don't necessarily endorse his views (nor any of the others that I post), but I post all of those who are credible and sincerely trying to decipher the truth about our world. The latter has been thoroughly distorted by rich and powerful capitalists who I am convinced by an abundance of evidence that they are totally self-serving. 

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Posts that I especially recommend today: Thursday, March 19, 2020

  • 9/11 Truth, Coronavirus Truth: Zionist Hysteria, MSM Lockdown by Kevin Barrett from The Unz Review. (Note: This article is not to be read casually. It must be studied, and to study it, is to check out all the links he has provided that you are not thoroughly familiar with. Barrett is a scholar who provides evidence via links to provide support for his views. Barrett taught at the University of Wisconsin until he was blacklisted in 2006.
Meanwhile, the coming climate crisis, driven by the operations of the capitalist system, will wipe most life forms from the planet Earth. Scientific indications warning of this crisis continue to be reported:

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Posts that I especially recommend today: Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Read the article to see how he reaches this conclusion: 
We are still barely starting to understand the consequences of Covid-19 for the future of neoliberal turbo-capitalism. What’s certain is that the whole global economy has been hit by an insidious, literally invisible circuit breaker. This may be just a “coincidence.” Or this may be, as some are boldly arguing, part of a possible, massive psy-op creating the perfect geopolitlcal and social engineering environment for full-spectrum dominance.
I mean, it’s not like the global capitalist empire was right in the middle of a War on Populism (a war that it has been losing up to now) and wanted to take this opportunity to crank up some disaster capitalism, terrorize the global public into a frenzy of selfish and irrational panic, and just flex its muscles to remind everybody what could happen if we all keep screwing around by voting for “populists,” tearing up Paris, leaving the European Union, and otherwise interfering with the forward march of global capitalism.

No, it certainly isn’t like that. It is an actual plague that is probably going to kill you and your entire family if you don’t do exactly what you’re told. So, forget this little thought experiment, and prepare yourself for global lockdown. It probably won’t be so bad … unless they decide they need to run the part of exercise where it goes on too long, and people get squirrelly, and start rebelling, and looting, and otherwise not cooperating, and the military is eventually forced to deploy those Urban Unrest Suppression Vehicles, and those Anti-Domestic-Terror Forces, and …
  • Podcast: Cocoon Sessions, Episode 1 featuring Australian Caitlin Johnstone (from her weblog) and somebody named "Tim Foley" who probably is her American husband. This is a new series that they have started to apparently help people who are dealing with this health crisis and the additional stress that it has caused in our lives. I haven't listened to much of this long casual discussion (1:11:32) with Foley because I simply don't have the time, but you might be interested.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Posts that I especially recommend today: Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Monday, March 16, 2020

Posts that I especially recommend today: Monday, March 16, 2020

  • The Surrealism of the Information War by Gilbert Mercier from News Junkie Post. (Note: Mercier uses this article to point to other insightful articles that the author has produced in order to keep us focused on the real capitalist plague that will end in our vanishing as a species. If the efforts to combat this latest virus had been applied to ending capitalist ruling classes' assault of the Earth, we might have been able to save our human species (and most other species). But that would have caused the end of capitalism and its ruling classes. The latter have given, and continue to give, greater priority to their rule than they do to all living species on planet Earth.)
In their confusion and thirst for truth, people get caught like flies on tasty propaganda glue. The intricate labyrinths built by the information warriors prevent the real discourse, which should be about how to survive the imminent systemic collapse of global capitalism. It cannot be otherwise when global corporate imperialism itself controls the discourse worldwide. Hypnotized by a myriad of vanishing points, humans might be on a course to vanish.
My commentary: While people are currently absorbed in the current crisis of coronavirus, they shouldn't forget about other issues related to crucial propaganda products serving our masters in the US/Anglo/Zionist Empire. Gowans, a top geopoitical Canadian analyst who knows real history, takes apart much of the propaganda laden history relating to Korea of the 20th and 21st centuries. In this rather lengthy article he reveals the true nature of this history which is very much alive today not only in Korea, but those classified as "enemies" in the rest of the world that the Empire is confronting. I have read Bruce Cumings excellent two volumes on Korea (look in the recommended books section of this weblog for volume 1) that he mentions in the article as a basis of my knowledge about the true history of the Korean conflict. 
  • The Bush Administration’s Secret Biowarfare Agenda by Stephen Lendman from a re-posted article in Global Research. (Note: This article outlines the extensive history of US biowarfare programs (as of 2008) not only associated with the "Bush administration", but to all US administrations since the Empire was launched after WWII. Lendman gives little emphasis on biowarfare used by the US during the Korean War. I recommend reading a book entitled This Must Be the Place by Dave Chaddock to inform you about this history.)

    Sunday, March 15, 2020

    Posts that I especially recommend today: Sunday, March 15, 2020

    We need self-organization from the below, with unions and social organizations at the forefront, taking adequate measures to demand a real health emergency plan to stop the Coronavirus and the chaos to which the capitalists and their governments are leading us. The unions have to fight for the workers and be a tool to get medicare, paid leave, and everything else that the crisis for the working class demands. The working class has a major role to play in resolving the crisis.