- We’re Headed for a Hot, Dark Summer by Eric Levitz from New York magazine. My commentary follows:
I don't think we humans have much to look forward to in the years ahead. As we, as a species, degrade our environment through the activities of our ruling capitalist classes who compulsively pursue profit and power, the future looks increasingly dim as we approach the final decades of our existence. Don't misunderstand me, I think if the latter were disappeared from the Earth today, we are doomed anyway by their cumulative past activities. I think most scientists who are not compromised by their careers in commercial corporations and the government would agree with retired biogist Guy McPherson.
The news these years will be filled with rather depressing reports about very hot summers, huge unemployment, economic crises, domestic riots, and ongoing conflicts in the rest of the world (which has been usually ignored by most Americans). The US/Anglo/Zionist Empire will desperately cling to power by issuing threats of, and inflicting, violence on the rest of the world. The well-hidden Deep State actors who control this Empire will even consider catastrophic nuclear war on those countries which are capable of opposing their imperial activities. I think that the re-energized domestic enemies will, in their opposition, be too little and too late to stop them. Sorry for this prognostication.
- Corporate Media Are Focusing on Race—and Dodging Class by Norman Solomon from Common Dreams.
- Narrative Control Operations Escalate As America Burns by Caitlin Johnstone from her weblog.