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, August 1, 2020

Posts that I especially recommend today: Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020

  • DARPA’s Man in Wuhan by Raul Diego from Unlimited Hanglout. (This is quite a piece of detailed investigative reporting. First of all, one should know about DARPA.)

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Posts that I especially recommend today: Thursday, July 30, 2020

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Posts that I especially recommend today: Wednesday, July 29, 2020

  • How to Take Back Control of Your Mind by Cynthia Chung from Strategic Culture Foundation. (My reaction: She mostly addresses, in a somewhat convoluted fashion, the issue of how to brainwash a person, but, I think, not to emphasize methods to  "take back control of your mind". But the lesson is there: that understanding the past can fortify you against this unceasing brainwashing that we are all subject to by living in the capitalist US/Anglo/Zionist Empire where the past is re-written.)
  • The White Black Nationalist Color Revolution by CJ Hopkins from his weblog Consent Factory, Inc. (My reaction: I think Hopkins is too cynical. Okay, so the ruling class has instituted a well-funded and organized color revolution, but the people don't have to go along with their agenda. The suffering people can organize themselves and establish their own agenda independent of the ruling class who want to provoke chaos in order to establish a more overt fascism in their backyard. But are the people capable of doing this? It is too soon to determine the outcome. But just because the ruling class, confident in having brainwashed most Americans, has decided to desperately gamble with stirring up the American people, the latter according to Hopkins should resist this desperate move by quietly submitting to their program.)

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Posts that I especially recommend today: Tuesday, July 28, 2020

  • WHO Hired the PR Firm Behind the Kuwaiti Incubator Babies Lie by Kevin McCauley from Anti-Empire. (Note: At first I was skeptical of this post because there was no supporting link to its allegation in the headline. At first, I thought it may be in the original post from a trade website O’Dweyer’s PR News. I then went on a hunt for supporting documentation for about 20 minutes to uncover the supporting link which should have been included in this post.)
  • WATCH: The Face Mask Debate from Off-Guardian. (Note: I am posting this re-post from the original source because it offers more links about the debate.)
While these narratives have asserted that China, Russia and/or Iran will be to blame for such attacks, it is worth noting that a tight-knit web of Israeli state-owned and private companies tied to Israeli military intelligence now run the software controlling key parts of the power grid in New York, California and elsewhere in the U.S.; are the main global producers of deep fakes; and the main providers of “security” software for self-driving and semi-self-driving cars, the quantity of which on U.S. streets has grown dramatically as a result of the coronavirus crisis. 
With Cybereason’s newly announced push to run its software on critical U.S. government networks at both the federal and state levels, the company’s history of simulating terror attacks on critical U.S. infrastructure and their openly admitted and on-going ties to Israeli military intelligence deserve more scrutiny than ever as the U.S. election draws closer.

Monday, July 27, 2020

Posts that I especially recommend today: Monday, July 27, 2020

  • Iran-Russia-China: a strategic alliance is born while the US loses ground and allies by Elijah J Magnier from his weblog. My reaction: this remainder of an article, the full text of which lies behind a well-deserved paywall, points to a real fact that, I think, lies behind the global project of the US/Anglo/Zionist Empire: the current coronavirus pandemic. The transnational capitalist class that rules the Empire is deeply frustrated, and out of this frustration, desperately lashing out at not only the "deplorables" and the "dumb fucks" in the USA, but the whole world, or most of the world they control. Future events will reveal the validity or invalidity of this argument.
The author argues, which most social-democratic people are arguing on CounterPunch, that Trump represents a fascist position which people must disavow and by electing Joe Biden, the ruling class candidate. The established ruling class has cleverly provoked this response from Trump via their media, but it is only a ploy. 
This way they can have it both ways: blame Trump for fascist methods and pretend to be anti-fascist. Either way, they win the election. They prefer their methods of soft fascism by controlling the propaganda-laced information that the public receives, but they don't really reject hard fascism. Now some people are wondering if Trump will leave office even if he loses the election, but this is a phony and misleading argument that Democracy Now is noted for.
The main ruling class has command of the armed forces and "intelligence" agencies, and they can remove him anytime they want as they did with the assassination of John Kennedy--and he won the election. Kennedy deeply offended the ruling class by not joining them in their imperial adventures in Cuba and Vietnam. Trump does what the main ruling classes choose not to do, but approve anyway.