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, July 25, 2020

Posts that I especially recommend today: Saturday, July 25, 2020

Ford demonstrates his much improved analytical skills with this essay. He, for the first time that I can recall, distinguishes the difference between old-fashioned fascism and the new slicked-up brand of what I prefer to name neo-fascism. The latter has relied on mostly mind control techniques made possible by the advancements of what the ruling class prefers to call "public relations". This they do by controlling the thoughts and information of the "hoi polloi" who they regard as "dumb fucks" and "deplorables". With the indispensable aid of the highly trained upper-middle-class, the ruling class has made their fortunes and power by their co-optation of this class by rewarding them with lucrative careers and insuring their well-being.
As long as the ruling class oppressed other people of the world through endless direct and indirect military operations and directing their police to ruthlessly crushed any opposition coming from black and brown Americans, "good" Americans went along. The ruling class using neofascist techniques: ubiquitous propaganda that we were protecting foreign people from "human rights" violations, that we are a "democracy", White Helmets, etc, the "good" ordinary Americans, distracted by endless entertainment, willingly went along. 
But now when America and its Empire appear to be suffering defeats one after another, the ruling class is frustrated and worried that they are losing control (read about an example of a power/control-freak). Hence they are engaging in a dangerous gamble with this hyped-up corona pandemic to punish ordinary Americans for voting the wrong way in 2016 (and other reasons) while enjoying the current spectacle of Trump's old-fashioned fascism that will likely wreck his chances for a second term. The neofascism of the main ruling class will seem like a blessing compared to Trumps old-fashioned fascism, but appearances are deceiving. Where this will end is anybody's guess, but it looks like there will be two likely scenarios: a global nuclear war or else a slow agonizing cooking of the occupants of our planet Earth. In any case, I think we are entering the final stages of the US/Anglo/Zionist Empire. One thing is certain: there are many dangerous years ahead with widespread suffering for ordinary people of the world, including many "good" (obedient) Americans.
  • New CDC and WHO Study Proves No Evidence Face Masks Prevent Virus featuring Ben Swann, journalist, who explains again why, in spite of the objections of Facebook "fact-checkers", proves that randomized control research studies prove that there is no evidence in support of wearing a face mask to prevent transmission of coronavirus. Posted on Swann's website Truth in Media.

Friday, July 24, 2020

Posts that I especially recommend today: Friday, July 24, 2020

  • Video: Germany’s COVID-19 Extra-Parliamentary Inquiry. This was posted on Global Research, a Canadian website. Note: I've spent an extraordinary time researching this article and the German website ACU which, translated into English, means Extra-Parliamentary Corona Committee of Inquiry. I recommend reading the English transcript which I accessed by the previous link. Dr. Heiko Schöning appears to be an ordinary German physician, I don't know about Dr. Bodo Schiffmann except that he appears to be an ordinary German physician. The last speaker is Prof. Haditsch who is, according to his testimony, a well-qualified specialist:
My personal motivation for participating in this is basically that I am a specialist in microbiology, virology, and infection epidemiology, and that, from a professional point of view, I am deeply appalled by the completely unobjective, unprofessional approach in this matter.
  • Judy Mikovits & Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. posted on The Press and the Public Project and the video was produced by Vimeo (this is only part 1 of 3). (Note: The video starts at about 35 seconds. Also, I direct you to the research about masks that is included at the bottom of the page.)

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Posts that I especially recommend today: Thursday, July 23, 2020

  • 5 Reasons Your Friends Mistrust COVID19 Case Numbers by Author Derrick Broze from The Last American Vagabond. (My reaction: If you think that the capitalist ruling class or their employees in the government care about your health, I have a couple of fine bridges to sell you.)

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Posts that I especially recommend today: Wednesday, July 22, 2020

... it’s just the latest of the Deep State’s plays to secure as much power as possible as quickly as possible. If anything, it already feels old-fashioned, being authored in a pre-Covid world, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be put to use in service of the world’s “new normal”.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Posts that I especially recommend today: Tuesday, July 21, 2020

  • Coronavirus and the End of Authority by Christopher Roach from American Greatness. (My reaction: Americans have been lied to so many times (even much more often than they realize) that they are having a growing problem, especially among young people, with trusting authorities. The author misses the mark when he designates a managerial class that is responsible. The latter is merely the highly educated trained and indoctrinated upper-middle-class people who are devoted entirely to their well-paid careers and who dutifully serve the ruling class as long as they are getting paid.)

Monday, July 20, 2020

Posts that I especially recommend today: Monday, July 20, 2020

Although this article concentrates on one bank, it is clear that the author only points to Goldman Sachs as an example of major banks and corporations in the USA as an example of the wide effects on different social-economic classes in the USA, "the land of the free and the home of the brave".
Although I am aware of the social and economic inequalities of my existance in the USA, I learned much more from reading a book entitled The Capitalists of the 21st Century. I also learned that I was unaware of the full extent that transnational capitalists have enriched and empowered themselves at the expense of ordinary US citizens. And, the same is becoming true to citizens throughout the US/Anglo/Zionist Empire. 
When you read this book, you will learn about major self-serving capital organizers--BlackRock appears to be the worst--that have owned governments throughout the Empire, regard corporations as commadities to bet on in their casino on Wall Street, that have created news corpoations as propaganda organs, and as a result are imposing enormous suffering on ordinary people. This book explains why top members of this ruling class regard ordinary people, who they have brainwashed and lied to (the biggest lie is that they pretend to care about our health), as "dumb fucks" and "deplorables". These "giant vampire squids" that have tentacles in all our institutions are quite different from the major corporations and banks that ruled most of the world in the 20th century. 
I won't do a review of the book because Norbert Häring has already done this for me, but I have added it to my recommended list of books and I urge you to read it.
(Note: To my consternation, my paperback does not include an index, and I am unable to determine if a hardback edition contains an index or not.)
  • CoronaShock and Socialism from Tricontinental and re-posted by Titanic Lifeboat Academy, a sister website. (Note: I thank an activist for alerting me to this fine article.) My reaction: The contrast regarding the effects of the coronavirus pandemic in other countries with mixed economies to what is happening in the USA is stark. Not only people in these countries are suffering very limited effects of the virus, but they are not suffering the economic and social effects that people in the advanced capitalist country like the USA are suffering.
Christoforou and Alexander Mercouris assemble the evidence of the Deep State's obsessive effort to remove the Trump administration, but they do not point to a "Deep State", the real government of the USA. They go on in a dramatic fashion to point to "plotters" that are creating an "existential crisis" for the US government and the American people. They miss the greater significance of internecine strife among the capitalist ruling class because the American people voted the wrong way in 2016 for the chief executive officer of the USA. Because of this obsession with Donald Trump, a renegade capitalist who refuses to take orders from the Deep State, the latter are now pursuing a reckless course of action with the Covid-19 pandemic (among other reasons) to undermine his chances for re-election in November's elections.)
The US-Ukraine Foundation hosted notorious neo-Nazi militant Diana Vynohradova in a webinar this month. While legitimizing Ukrainian white supremacists, the think tank has forged close ties with foreign policy elites in Washington. 

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Posts that I especially recommend today: Sunday, July 19, 2020

I am getting sick and tired of pointing to the biases of post WWII intellectuals like Zuesse and now Ehret. Their adoration of FDR is always evident and they stay comfortably away from naming the system. Ehret names the system "oligarchism" to avoid naming it capitalism. His only mention of it is when he quotes WEF (World Economic Forum) head Klaus Schwab who doesn't hesitate to name the system which has given so much wealth and power to his peers. That's right, you have to be a major capitalist or sycophant to name the system. All others must engage in Orwell's "newspeak". This phenomenon is another characteristic of people who have been "educated" in North American educational institutions of higher education since WWII. Bruce Lerro described the purge of leftwing intellectuals during the McCarthy period (early 1950s), and such people nowadays live in fear for their careers if they should take the name "capitalism" in vain (def. #3). Most avoid the term altogether.
The June 3 event named The Great Reset organized by the WEF is another piece of evidence why I think that the current coronavirus pandemic was instigated by agents of the US/Anglo/Zionist Empire. The transnational capitalists have not even blinked at the appearance of this pandemic. All the evidence suggests that they engineered it to solve many of their problems such as a perfect cover for a 2nd bank bailouts by the Federal Reserve, their obsession with getting rid of Trump after the next election, ridding themselves of "useless eaters" (retired workers and the "deplorables"), their attempt to reduce the burden of population on the environment, etc. After the assassinations of the Kennedys, MLK, etc., the phony War of Drugs, 9/11, the Iraq invasions, the phony War on Terrorism, etc, why should we not believe that this pandemic was caused by them?
  • Cogs in the Climate Machine by Julia Steinberger, Swiss-American ecological economist at the University of Leeds, from Scientists’ Warning. (Note: I do not know why there are gaps in this article, but keep scrolling down to the end of the article.)