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 22, 2020

Posts that I especially recommend today: Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020

In this post she is obviously frustrated by all the verbal abuse she has been getting via Twitter and other social media from people who have succumbed to the hysteria that media corporations have been filling the airways with. In her home country of Australia, the citizens have been experiencing probably the most draconian measures ever (and likely the worst in the world) from government authorities over this covid-19 pandemic.  
This is the result of many years of brainwashing via disinformation and censorship spewed by capitalist's control of media, education, and entertainment in which they have scrubbed out real history and substituted self-serving propaganda and entertaining distractions. I fear the worst.
The social-democratic Zuesse must have had a very difficult time in dealing with this subject. I note that he references Jim Crow laws only once. This is much before the FDR administration that he so idolizes as an ideal America. He writes: 
The U.S. Constitution is by now just a string of words. America’s Founders are dead, gone, and no longer really even an influence. That’s the reality. 
In its original form the Constitution when it was written by "America's Founders" (often reverentially referred to as "Founding Fathers") favored the rich property owners. Contrast the latter document with the Declaration of Independence also written by "America's Founders" when they wanted citizens to take up arms for their cause of independence from Britain. Quite a difference, indeed! You see, the British government put up obstacles for the "Founding Fathers" in the form of taxes and restrictions on enterprises that would compete with British manufacturers.  
The "Founding Fathers" were overwhelmingly property owners of slaves who needed the latter to provide the labor to make them rich, never intended to include the "Bill of Rights". This was only forced upon them by citizens of the 13 colonies. And indeed, they never expected their militias and police forces to abide by the Bill of Rights. Police forces are the last defense against the people who are feared by all ruling classes. After nearly 150 years, this ruling class used the capitalist system to accumulate ownership and control over nearly all of the USA and much of the world. The crimes committed here by our masters are multiplied by at least a factor of 10 throughout much of the world.
Thus, I recommend only reading the first two paragraphs of the essay. The rest is absolute social-democratic rubbish.
  • OBAMA Says "Nobody Above the Law"! featuring Jimmy Dore commenting (via YouTube) on Barack Obama's speech at a recent Democratic convention. (My reaction: He only satirizes Obama for the lies he told at the convention and during his presidency. With all the lies people have been subject to since WWII, it is no wonder why so many people are questioning the current covid-19 information that ruling class media hysterically spreads!)

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Posts that I especially recommend today: Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020

Bait-&-Switch: How they’ve changed the Covid conversation by Kit Knightly from Off-Guardian.
VIDEO: Spanish Doctor Destroys Government-Media COVID ‘Crisis’ Narrative from 21st Century Wire via YouTube.

Is This Fraud Ever Going to End? by Dr. Vernon Coleman (a Brit) from his channel on YouTube.

‘No Jab, No Pay’: Australia to Use UBI, Benefit Payments to Enforce Vaccine Compliance from 21st Century Wire.

Why Is Desperately Poor India Beating New York’s COVID-19 Response? by Adam Mill from American Greatness.

The Real Reason Why Blackstone is Courting the Pentagon by Whitney Webb from The Last American Vagabond. (Note: This article belongs in the "best posts" category. It is an outstanding example of the investigative reporting by Webb who is tracking the leading members of the Deep State who shape policies of the ruling capitalist class.)
All Spying All the Time by Judge Andrew P. Napolitano from Creators. (Note: I recommend spending a few moments to watch the editorial cartoons on this website.)

Will Belarus Become the Next Banderastan? by "The Saker" (Andrei Raevsky) from The Unz Review. (Note: Raevsky uses an odd spelling ("Ianukovich") for the Western conventional spelling of "Yanukovych", the former head of the Ukrainian government.)

My commentary follows:

Raevsky is clearly the best informed writer on the web who understands what is going on in Belarus. The Empire is using their color-revolution strategies to subvert the Belarus's government and co-opt many opposition groups by funding the latter. I cannot understand why the opposing independent nations cannot come up with appropriate defense against these color revolutions. One would think that the Russian and Belarus leadership, after the Ukraine experience, would have devised effective counter strategies to prevent this from happening especially in a border state like Belarus.

Apparently only genuine democratic nations (instead of fake democracies) can withstand these strategies, but these nations have not yet appeared and I doubt that they will appear before climate destabilization puts an end to humans and most other species. If indeed by a miracle such nations did appear in the time remaining, it would still be too late to save humanity because climate destabilization has already set in. But this miraculous event would served to redeem (def) the human species for their roughly 10, 000 years of acceptance of self-serving ruling class societies.

A Closer Look At Belarusian Opposition’s Heavily Anti-Russian National Policy Plans from South Front.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Posts that I especially recommend today: Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020

  • Plandemic II: Indoctornation from ISE. (Note: Because I don't want to take your time to listen to excessive ramblings of commentators and analysts, I rarely post videos over one hour. The videos I post must give important insights on current major problems.) My commentary follows below:
This is a 1hr and 15min video that sums up numerous points made on my website that concentration wealth, that the capitalist system promotes, creates enormous private power that overwhelms and corrupts not only industries, but governments particularly within the US/Anglo/Zionist Empire. In the 21st century this power mostly takes the form of control of media, that is, the news and information you receive by media corporations that ruling classes control. The latter also control careers and jobs which sustain families within the nations of the Empire. In the case of the current covid-19 virus, this power has influenced even UN agencies to collude with the Empire's ruling class concentrated wealth.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Posts that I especially recommend today: Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020

  • Here's Why the "Impossible" Economic Collapse Is Unavoidable by Charles Hugh Smith from his weblog. (My reaction: His argument makes a lot of sense to me. I continue to see that this shutdown of parts of the economy by the ruling class as "desperate" venture because it carries extremely high risk to their rule. This together with their use of fake news, propaganda, and censorship practiced by their media corporations, I see as indicating deep frustration and desperation. Hopefully, they will not be desperate enough to opt for a nuclear war conflagration.)
  • What Will Not Recover: Government by Jeffrey A. Tucker from American Institute of Economic Research. (My reaction: Even doubts about this risky venture comes from the writers for the ruling class. Of course, the latter regard the government is some separate entity from the capitalist ruling class. Because the latter "own" all three branches of their government, they control it.) 
  • How To Deal With Vocal Vaccine Deniers – #PropagandaWatch featuring Canadian James Corbett from his website, The Corbett Report, addressing his views about the latest promotion of vaccines to deal with covid-19. (Note: Canada is an integral part of the transnational capitalist US/Anglo/Zionist Empire.)
Incidentally, I was a member of the Peace and Freedom Party in San Francisco in the 1980s.)
Again, I have run out of energy and time to cover all of my sources.

Monday, August 17, 2020

Posts that I especially recommend today: Monday, Aug. 17, 2020

This Canadian author and retired professor zeros in at the "reset" program that our billionaire masters have launched with the bailouts of major banks last fall and the current ongoing covid-19 pandemic. He illustrates, far better than I can, the arrogance of our masters in the capitalist ruling classes. They have launched this reset program filled with an excess of glowing promises, but what underlies this is a concern for their unsustainable system of capitalism and the dire prospect that their power and wealth will end with the impending global warming catastrophe. They entertain fantasies of high technologies that they will control to further control us ordinary humans as well as contribute to their wealth and power. Meanwhile, the professor catalogs their recent history starting with the elimination of the Glass-Steagall Act of 1999, 9/11 psy-ops, the wars on Muslims who are the enemies of Israel, the Israeli lobby influence, etc., and all the financial and political corruption that served to increase their wealth and power at the expense of ordinary humans. Why the latter evinces any trust in our overlords is a mystery to me.
          Don't overlook the excellent  22:04m video presentation by Spiro Skouras!
I've spent so much time on the "best posts" that I have run out of energy and time.

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Posts that I especially recommend today: Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020

Is the capitalist US/Anglo/Zionist Empire using corporate social media to stir up and guide protests in Belarus, Thailand, and even now in the USA? I don't know yet if this phenomenon is essentially happening in Belarus and the USA, but I'm sure agents of the ruling classes are involved. We'll probably know for sure about Belarus when snipers are brought in, as happened in 2014 in Ukraine, to ensure victory for the fascist forces of the Empire.

The transnational capitalist ruling classes, who have homes in many nations throughout their Empire, think nothing of using their effective weapons against their oppressed people in their home countries. Remember they use well-paid careers of highly trained professionals to implement these programs against the real interests of working classes. The perfect antidote to this is to ensure that real democratically elected leaders are responsive to the demands of their supporters and not the capitalist ruling classes of the Empire.

  • Who Profits from the Beirut Blast? by Pepe Escobar from BSNews (based in Britain). (Note 1: I am continuing my posting of articles on other websites because Asia Times, which Escobar usually writes for, now puts Escobar's articles behind a paywall. Note 2: Escobar adds suspicious details regarding the Beirut bombing.)
I've run out of time and energy before completing today's articles that I "especially recommend".