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

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Posts that I especially recommend today: Saturday, April 18, 2020

The premature return to work that the Trump administration is orchestrating will lead to countless thousands of deaths, which could be prevented if a rigorous program of social distancing, supported by a massive program of testing and contact tracing, were implemented and sustained during the coming critical months.
My commentary: I don't think it is the fault of the Trump administration, rather it is due to the capitalist system that always prioritizes profits/power over the health of workers. The author, as is fashionable in media corporations, criticizes Trump too much rather than the logic of capitalism that is suggested by the title of the article.

Friday, April 17, 2020

Posts that I especially recommend today: Friday, April 17, 2020

I believe the evil Gates has funded this global disaster. Knowing his family eugenics background and after seeing this amazing video I’m convinced. The attached video reveals the Virus is a Bio-weapon developed with a plan in mind and its been purchased by China. Follow the thread to the countries involved, the Chinese scientists and locations of the P3 P4 labs. Now B. Gates wont shut up about his vaccine plan. It’s he who will benefit the most. JFK jr is on his case like NEVER BEFORE.
The dots are coming together on their own.
My commentary (edited @6:56PM CT): Boyle has been doing interviews (see this one) with Alex Jones on Infowars website, and I don't know why. Could it be that he has been banned from major media? In interviews done with Infowars, host Jones frequently interrupts Boyle with his reckless biased inferences and frequent breaks to peddle his vitamins. Although Boyle is clearly qualified and, as a humanitarian, has much knowedge to share with us, he too has biases against China which sometimes subtly informs his inferences (as demonstrated in the above link). I think Boyle does disservice to get his information out there by participating in interviews with Alex Jones on Infowars. 
This interview by Skouras lets Boyle present his evidence in a concise way. Although Boyle's evidence adds to our knowledge, I think it is clear that he provided a "smoking gun" for the origin of the virus in a US lab, but not its transmission in China. Additionally, what is clear is that he is being banned from major media by the Deep State (see this, this, and this) which operates behind the curtain of the grand deception that our government functions according to the rule of law.
  • We Are Ruled By Wizards by Caitlin Johnstone from her weblog. (Note: She dissects what it means to control the narrative or people's perception of reality.)

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Posts that I especially recommend today: Thursday, April 16, 2020

  • The Agenda behind Bill Gates Vaccine & ID2020 : Coronavirus Conspiracies featuring "Syrian Girl" (via YouTube) offering much information to suggest that conspiracies may be involved. (Note: She is well informed and credible, and offers new information that citizens need to be aware of. I am not suggesting that conspiracies are involved in this pandemic, but we need to be aware that conspiracies (like shit) sometimes happen.)

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Posts that I especially recommend today: Tuesday, April 14, 2020

  • Why at Least America Will Be in Another Great Depression by Eric Zuesse from Strategic Culture Foundation. (Note: I agree with his economic analysis; but when he gets to the part about elections, his social-democratic analysis completely obscures the fact of class warfare, that is, the ruling class controls both parties against the people. FDR was a most favorable accident for the ruling class (they even tried to remove him): FDR saved capitalism which is precisely what Zuesse desires.)
(Note: My work was interupted this morning by the disappearance of wifi service; and when it was restored, I still could not access Fort Russ News.) 

Monday, April 13, 2020

Posts that I especially recommend today: Monday, April 13, 2020

This article contains the secret of the success of American capitalism, which has established the US/Anglo/Zionist Empire, and the US capitalist ruling class dominance of the world while maintaining a "humanitarian" and "democratic" image throughout much of the world. In the micro world of the Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier illustrates this carefully hidden secret.
The secret is revealed when you substitute the "pentagons bureaucracy" with America's capitalist ruling class. The secret of the latter's success is to provide ongoing management of what Caitlin Johnstone has described as control of the narrative, meaning the control of all major media corporations which provide daily news reports. Major media corporations, controlled by the ruling capitalist class, have served their masters by the re-engineering of people's consciousness of economic and political issues.
Although the capitalist ruling class (typical of all ruling classes) has from the birth of the USA (read my commentary here) has imposed their views on the rest of the population, this process of the "control of the narrative" process started deliberately and consciously by the ruling class right after WWII with the propaganda of the "Iron Curtain", attacks on labor unions, and elimination of left-wing dissenters among the Hollywood film industry. The secret and unaccountable CIA led these attacks and they have continued ever since then comprehensively among all institutions. (Read my commentaries here and here for further clarification.)
When the ship's captain (Crozier), with concern for the health of his 4000 man crew, sent a letter urging immediate action to evacuate sailors from the ship, he was summarily removed from his command by the Pentagon's bureaucracy (intimately connected to the ruling class). But the latter thought more about it and the large number of sailors involved, after which they concluded that this was too much of a threat to their legitimacy and their "control of the narrative" that they "chickened out" by removing the Sec. of Navy who fired Crozier. Thus is revealed the secret of their success: they won't allow anything to damage their control of the narrative that in the USA "democracy" and "humanitarianism" reigns. The Pentagon, which serves the ruling class and probably at the latter's direction, thought that the action of the Sec. of the Navy might stir up a storm of reaction among ordinary people of the US. They worried about 4000 sailors writing home to their parents, sisters, brothers, and sweethearts about the callous disregard for their health. If this ship had substantially fewer sailors, the ruling class would not have intervened.
Thus is illustrated the success of America's ruling class and its ideological control. They have opted for a soft fascism. They will not invoke harsh and open authoritarian measures to crush any opposition, but they nevertheless will succeed in controlling their population by controlling the narratives of sizeable minorities and majorities. This explains why sizeable, but less influential dissidents are not punished in any way, but highly influential whistleblower individuals like Julian Assange are. However, the ruling class's control of the narrative insures that their citizens, and much of the world, falsely believe that freedom of political dissent like all civil liberties is very much alive in the USA.
  • Brave New Normal by C. J. Hopkins from his weblog Consent Factory, Inc. (satire)

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Posts that I especially recommend today: Sunday, April 12, 2020