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

Friday, September 11, 2020

Posts that I especially recommend today: Friday, Sept. 11, 2020

The authors carefully follow the logic of events regarding the Deep State's version of the pandemic (as reported by the ruling class's control major media corporations and the CDC), but adhere to the statistics of the CDC (Center of Disease Control) regarding the victims of the covid-19 illness. This website's uniform coverage of the events related to the covid-19 pandemic by staff members of this website appears have been influenced by their leader, David North. Thus, their coverage of the pandemic conforms to the hysterically exaggerated reaction of the Deep State, the directors of the ruling capitalist class, who used the pandemic to spread fear and accomplish radical changes in the economy known as The Great Reset". As I wrote on August 27 following the post entitled "The Carney/Freeland Green Reset Shapes Canada’s ‘New Normal’": 
It is no secret that the Empire is worried about the challenge that independent nations, such as China, Russia, and Iran are posing for their dominance in our overburdened planet. However, they are worried about several other issues: over- population, the unsustainability of the operations under the existing capitalist system, the financial quagmire that they find themselves in, and excessive burdens posed by "useless eaters" such as old and lame people on their nation's treasuries. I firmly believe that the present covid-19 crisis, whether engineered by Empire agents or not (likely it was), has resulted in the "Great Reset" project which is designed to deal with all the above problems.         
It is obvious that the Empire's transnational capitalist ruling class is not concerned about all the onerous effects that their project will impose on workers, but the members are only concerned with all of their problems, and number one is China. It is my opinion that they are using this covid-19 crisis as cover for all of their problems. Using this crisis as cover permits them to impose all kinds of restrictions on their populations which in normal times would be illegal and unconstitutional.
No doubt the intelligence officers, who take their orders from the Deep State, and who briefed Trump and Congressional leaders, likely grossly exaggerated the threat in their reports in order to instill fear in them. There is little doubt that the virus is highly contagious to people who have compromised immune systems, but to shut down entire economies is an extraordinary reaction. (Edited this last sentence on Sept. 12, 10 Am CT, to add greater accuracy.)

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Posts that I especially recommend today: Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020

  • Belarusian President Lukashenko Says IMF Offered A Billion USD Bribe to Impose Covid-19 Lockdown by Joaquin Flores from FRN (Fort Russ News which is based in Serbia). My reaction: "This fact can be verified using most search engines." I did this and am satisfied that the report is factual: see this, this, and this. This report is another illustration of the use of money to influence how people behave; and in this case, regarding a nation's leader. In many cases, the influence of money applies to politicians who need money to finance their candidacy in government elections, professional people who have careers to protect to support a comfortable lifestyle, and workers who want to protect their jobs that are needed for their, and their families', very survival. Concentrated wealth is promoted under capitalism. The system often leads to decisions that harm most people, but benefit their ruling classes. The system needs to be abolished and substituted for one that promotes egalitarian and thoroughly democratic societies. 
  • UK’s MSM has slavishly obeyed the govt over Covid like the docile arm of a despotic state. I know, because I was part of it by Matt Drake from RT. My reaction: Of course the same obedient-like behavior of ordinary people applies to most governments fronted by ruling classes on our planet Earth. I think that this phenomenon is a result of roughly 10,000 years of domination of ruling classes that they have obtained through various forms of violence. This experience has engendered in ordinary people a belief in the superiority of their masters, and that their "superiors" have innate abilities that we ordinary people do not have.  Many of the upper-middle-class, whose support is needed for the current ruling class of capitalists to exist, also are convinced of this through their socialization. Such propaganda is pervasive in class-ridden societies.
  • No, the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Didn’t Spawn 250,000 Coronavirus Cases by Elizabeth Nolan Brown from Anti-Empire. (Note: Also see this report.) My reaction: I've recently been to Sioux Falls, South Dakota and discovered their small businesses are thriving--unfortunately their workers enjoy near minimum wages--and their economy is too, to the extent possible for small business enterprises. Such propaganda, laughable or not, is believed by many of those who follow media controlled by the ruling capitalist class.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Posts that I especially recommend today: Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020

This article touches more on true wisdom than it appears. But it only touches the surface. There is a whole lot more beneath the surface that I would like draw your attention to. It is the ultimate question on how we humans should live. Unfortunately for our species, we are just cognizant enough to realize that our individual existence is only temporary. But this insight is an unacceptable truth which becomes an ultimate evil.  This realization has caused humans to neurotically believe in delusions: an after-life and an obsession with acquiring power, and especially power over other humans.
You see, we humans think that we are unlike other species which are doomed to only a temporary existence. Most religions teach us that there is some sort of an afterlife. Also we frequently believe that other species exist in order to serve our needs. We humans have long held belief systems, or religions, that put our species at the center of the universe. But religion is only one method to overcome this dreadful consciousness. Domination of other humans has become a major means to ward off this unthinkable fate. Thus, our human history has been marred by attempts to use violence to coerce others to serve our needs. Only recently we have become aware that we humans are only a tiny part of the web of life on our planet Earth; and while we search the universe for other life forms, we haven't yet found any. 
It is apparent that a major part of our existence is in families and clans, and down through the ages we humans have used this organic structure to impose power over other families and clans, and this often has taken some form of violence: outright physical violence, the threat of such violence, and/or the deprivation of the material means of existence such as denying them access to water, food, shelter, jobs, etc. 
Our species' history has produced various systems to socialize entire societies, along with the assistance of religious authorities, to inculcate beliefs among populations that their system was divinely sanctioned, and of course it is the best and only system possible. But people eventually noticed that a certain segments of their societies held more power and material benefits than others. These were designated as ruling classes which consisted of families and clans that used their systems to obtain disproportionate rewards, and sometimes these rewards were extremely disproportionate.  
Human history can be considered as a series of changes of systems, and the latter all have the same characteristics: use of physical force or the threat of such force with a supporting ideology to impose their disproportionate rule on other classes of humans.  Social scientists have identified such systems as rule by military or religious classes; feudalism: rule by those who, or their heirs, of conquered lands; and in our present- day, capitalism. Capitalist families continue to place special value only on families and clans instead of whole societies, but uses a hidden class commitment to capitalism which enables and sustains a ruling class.
Our existing capitalist ruling class continues this sordid history via the private purchase of the economy and awarding the owners of property of nearly unlimited rights. This system uses the denial of life sustenance needs, in addition to the use of violence, mostly directed on those who oppose the system. Capitalists have a built-in tendency to reduce the sustenance needs of workers to a bare minimum, and to deny aid to those who do not contribute to the wealth and power of the capitalist ruling class.  
Currently there is a growing awareness of the unsustainability of capitalism: of the extreme inequality of wealth distribution that is inherent in the capitalist system, the contradictions that are obvious in the capitalist requirement of infinite growth on a finite planet, the lack of awareness by our masters that we humans constitute minuscule part in the web of life on our unique planet Earth. Under capitalism, militaristic ruling classes are currently threatening a nuclear war catastrophe which will end our very existence.

Monday, September 7, 2020

Posts that I especially recommend today: Monday, Sept. 7, 2020

My reaction:
I regard Webb as a top investigative journalist. In this interview she uses her encyclopedia knowledge, gained from her research, to shed light on the Deep State, their various organizations, operatives, and their deceptive propaganda in the run-up to the November election and their Transition Integrity Project. All of these deceptive projects are treated by media corporations as protecting the security of the people, but in reality are designed through their well-honed chaos strategies to create fear in order to increase their neo-fascist control of the population. This is a best post.)

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Posts that I especially recommend today: Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020

Diana Johnstone considers the fun and games surrounding the possibility of a disputed U.S. election result and concludes that the future is being planned elsewhere, for instance at the next meeting in Davos.
First, I don't like this conspiracy by the Deep State referred to as "fun and games"; and second, I don't like the conspiracy as "being planned elsewhere, for instance at the next meeting in Davos". (The Deep State is referred to only once by Johnstone as "the permanent State": "In reality, Democrats know that they have managed to keep the permanent State, including the military and intelligence agencies, on their side throughout Trump’s presidency.") 
Regarding  the 2nd objection, it appears from Johnstone's report that the conspiracy has already been planned and to some extent implemented--and I have no reason to doubt it.    
My first objection has to do with the casual attitude that the editors display regarding this conspiracy. To be sure, all political processes in the USA have been conspiracy-driven since the USA was founded, but this is a thinly disguised conspiratorial plan that requires a major coup d'état with the public's participation through a grand media hoax that is already being implemented by media corporations that the Deep State controls.       
By keeping Americans angry and distracted by the partisan divide through pre-planned election chaos, a “New America” waits in the wings – one that is coming regardless of what happens on election day. That is, of course, unless Americans quickly wake up to the ruse.
Johnstone accurately recognizes that elected officials are mere pawns who are used by the ruling class to fool the public into believing that they live in some sort of a democracy.
(Also, read this and this (both posts recommended by an activist) and this for additional information about this subject.)    
(This collection of articles is all I have the time and energy for.)