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 LappĂ©, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Friday, April 10, 2020

Posts that I especially recommend today: Friday, April 10, 2020

In this second installment of the series "Engineering Contagion: Amerithrax, Coronavirus and the Rise of the Biotech-Industrial Complex," Emergent Biosolution’s rise to prominence, made possible through acts of blatant corruption and the public-private revolving door, will be explored. The clear nexus between Big Pharma, Government and University-affiliated "Biosecurity Centers" offers a startling look into the Biotech-Industrial Complex that has long dominated U.S. biodefense policy and is now guiding much of the U.S. government’s response to the Coronavirus crisis.
My commentary: Webb is a highly-skilled investigative journalist who leads the study of the bioweapons industry whose roots go back to the Korean War (June 1950 –  July 1953) in which there is much compelling evidence exists that the US used a bioweapon against North Korea. Bioweapons appeared again in the media after the 9/11 false-flag event during the anthrax attacks on members of Congress that opposed the Patriot Act. In part 1 of this series the authors uncovered considerable dubious political connections to the right-wing and Big Pharma that are associated with these attacks. In part 2 the authors identify many of the same actors in addition to key players in pharmaceutical corporations who are currently in key roles in the current coronavirus pandemic. Both articles are dense reading.

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Posts that I especially recommend today: Thursday, April 9, 2020

  • What Does Wuhan Tell Us? from CGTN (China), a 6:58m video that features Zou Yue, a native of Wuhan, speaking in English about the lessons that the world should have learned from the experience of the people of Wuhan.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Posts that I especially recommend today: Wednesday, April 8, 2020

  • COVID USA. Bonnie Faulkner of Guns & Butter interviews  Larry Romanoff (nearly one hour) on his knowledge of the coronavirus pandemic. Romanoff, a Canadian, is currently living and working in China. His bio is as follows:
Larry Romanoff is a retired management consultant and businessman. He has held senior executive positions in international consulting firms, and owned an international import-export business. He has been a visiting professor at Shanghai’s Fudan University, presenting case studies in international affairs to senior EMBA classes. Mr. Romanoff lives in Shanghai and is currently writing a series of ten books generally related to China and the West. He can be contacted at: 2186604556@qq.com. He is a frequent contributor to Global Research.
I noted (@ 46:00m) that Romanoff declared the the CDC was part of the US military, but I couldn't confirm that. It is formally under the Department of Health and Human Services. Apparently he was suggesting that there was a kind of informal or sub-rosa arrangement. If you think the government works the way it is supposed work, I have a bridge to sell you (def.).
I never took seriously CDC's mission "to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S." I've read too many news articles and books about their failures in Detroit, Michigan to protect water quality, in the areas of Colorado and Washington state to protect citizens from radiation sickness and cancers, etc. Even the Wikipedia website contains a section faulting them for their weaknesses and failures (scroll down to the section "Popular culture and controversies").

Monday, April 6, 2020

Posts that I especially recommend today: Monday, April 6, 2020

The first entry is a must-view post
  • Bernie’s Tweets Reveal Failed Leadership During Crisis featuring Danny Haiphong giving history and political lessons to Jimmy Dore (of The Jimmy Dore Show) who is extremely angry and disillusioned with the fake campaigns run by Bernie Sanders and all the other "progressives". Most Americans have been brainwashed by the fake history that they have been taught in schools controlled by the capitalist ruling class. Hopefully, most Americans, like Dore, are finally waking up.)
... actions offering greater protection to the majority of the population would restart the economy in a truly sustainable fashion, while bringing back both jobs and confidence. But that, in turn, would involve a bold and courageous political response providing genuine and proportionate stimulus for people. Unfortunately, given Washington’s 1% tilt and Donald Trump’s CEO empathy, that is at present inconceivable.
Prins only seems to achieve an intuitive understanding that the very logic of capitalism always favors those who "own" property, the ruling class, but not those who are employed (essentially rented as long as they are useful) by owners of property to produce their profits that lead to the fabulous wealth and power that our masters enjoy. This is the secret that enables our ruling class's exploitation of workers, who produce all real wealth and power but which always end up in the hands of our exploiters. As in the game of Monopoly, the game is over when all the wealth is controlled by one player--the tiny capitalist class. I think that we are currently witnessing the beginning of the end of the "game" of capitalism. Should we workers celebrate the end of capitalism and the construction of a new sustainable social-economic system?
Yes! Especially if we can construct a sustainable social-economic system after the mess that capitalists have left us. This could be our redemption as an "intelligent" species.
However, Mother Earth is having us evicted from our home, planet Earth. There is too much evidence that the transnational empire of capitalists has sufficiently destroyed the habitat that all life forms depend on by having loaded already the planet's atmosphere with greenhouse gases. We are now locked into temperatures beyond what nearly all life forms can tolerate. The decline and fall of the US/Anglo/Zionist Empire leaves other nations with mixed economies with the impossible task of contending with the rapidly accelerating effects of global warming which will lead to the extinction of nearly all species on planet Earth.