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, October 16, 2020

Posts that I especially recommend today: Friday, October 16, 2020

This report is prime reading for anyone who wishes to gain an understanding of how "liberal" or bourgeois (capitalist) democracies work. The latter must have secret agencies operating outside of the law that follow the diktats of the ruling capitalist class. This report only deals with British agencies that during the course of their operations commit crimes. It does not report on other agencies, whose top leaders answer to the US/Anglo/Zionist Empire's Deep State, that are engaged in shady operations which undermine any semblance of democracy such as propaganda activities. If you think that Britain is not an essential part of the Empire, and, as such, has no implications for the rest of the Empire, you likely won't believe it has anything to do with government operations in the USA. Brainwashed others will dismiss it entirely. However, it is essential reading by any US activist or revolutionary organization that aims to be effective. For people involved in the latter, this rare report must be studied.
... it was understood that the best way to construct the fascist international was to do so under liberal cover, meaning through clandestine operations that maintained a liberal façade. While this probably sounds like hyperbole to those whose understanding of history has been formatted by bourgeois social science, which focuses almost exclusively on visible government and the aforementioned liberal cover, the history of the invisible government of the national security apparatus suggests that fascism, far from being defeated in WWII, was successfully internationalized.
  • Running Out of Time… October Surprise Redux? by Philip Giraldi from Strategic Culture Foundation.  (My reaction: I remember well the reliable reports after Reagan's election in 1980 reporting that the CIA rigged the election for Reagan. Giraldi reports on other possible shenanigans perpetrated by the Deep State that obviously wants Trump removed. But, who cares? Both political parties serve the rich ruling class of capitalists and not ordinary Americans.)
I've only covered about 1/3 of my list of 50 credible websites before I ran out of time and energy. 

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Posts that I especially recommend today: Thursday, October 15, 2020

  • The Fact-Free COVID Dystopia featuring Tom Woods, a senior fellow of the Mises Institute, lampooning the government's and the WHO's handling of the coronavirus illness. (Note: The Mises Institute is a capitalist think tank that takes a very narrow view of capitalism.)
Kevin Ryan‘s video presentation for the 9/11 Truth Film Festival, held in September to mark the 19th anniversary, discusses the many parallels between the Covid19 narrative, and roll out of the “official conspiracy theory” in the wake of 9/11. 

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Posts that I especially recommend today: Wednesday, October 14, 2020

  • Liberalism and Fascism: Partners in Crime by Gabriel Rockhill from CounterPunch. (Note: Rockhill is using the term "liberalism" in the classic sense which means the ideology of capitalism.) My commentary follows:
I agree with most of this article with the exception being that he does not distinguish capitalist "democracy" or,  a more familiar and equivalent term, "bourgeois democracy", from socialist democracy. Lenin laid down the theoretical framework for the latter, but immediately after the Russian Revolution, Russia was under attack mainly by Britain, France, Japan, and the USA--especially by Britain which interfered with Lenin's plans. Also the quashing of the Communist party in Germany contributed to the distortion of Lenin's plans and resulted in a bureaucratic ruling class headed by the authoritarian Stalin. 
A socialist democracy has yet to be created or established, and it doesn't seem likely to appear given the limited amount time humans have due to the threat posed by the ecological crisis and the bellicose and aggressive nature of the US/Anglo/Zionist Empire. The latter poses the threat of a catastrophic nuclear war.
To be sure, after WWII the Western intellectual apologists for capitalism had to extensively ignore the reality of the fascist roots in capitalism, and went on to extensively rewrite the history of WWII that is de rigueur throughout the present day Empire.
I think there is a basic conflict between capitalism and socialism, and that is the question of allegiance to the extended family versus society. If one chooses family, capitalism provides the means to concentrate wealth and power in the hands of families which are the owners of economic property (and their supporters) over those who don't own economic property.
This is a powerful motive force which is the basis for many conflicts among humans, particularly those who, otherwise support socialist policies; but faced with the loss of jobs and careers, that would bring poverty to their families, many choose a capitalist path. The choice of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was capitalism, and she greatly benefited from her choice. She described her choice in a nutshell that embarrassed a number of members of the capitalist class because it was so true. She said there was no such thing as society, there were only families, and added that maybe neighbors as well.
Capitalist ruling classes have often used this control over jobs and careers in an exaggerated way to co-op people into activities that they would otherwise not engage. This is especially true of highly educated people necessary to maintain and protect all the capitalist machinery necessary for the system to enhance the wealth and power of the ruling class. This practice has led to the corruption of many highly trained professional and managerial people throughout every institution in the Empire.
  • James Corbett Encourages You To Do Your Own Research from Corbett's website. (My reaction: The only problem with Corbett's views is that he blames the "media" for using experts as a way to support their authoritarian directions. He doesn't yet see that a capitalist ruling class controls major media corporations.)

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Posts that I especially recommend today: Tuesday, October 13, 2020

This rather lengthy article exposes the Great Reset project as a wet dream of the current transnational capitalist ruling class of the US/Anglo/Zionist Empire. I think that the author places too much emphasis on the similarities on the current scene in America with that of 1930s fascism in Germany and Italy, and not enough emphasis on this vision of the Great Reset as a rather desperate fantasy of the transnational capitalists of the 21st century. Fascism is endemic to any capitalist system. Fascist capitalist classes use mostly crude methods of censorship, surveillance, and police state measures, while most other capitalist countries favor pseudo-democratic methods of controlled elections and carefully crafted propaganda that infects every institution.
Capitalism's trajectory was always headed in the direction of fascism, especially when capitalist countries are threatened. That is precisely why before WWII, during most of the 1930s, capitalist ruling classes in all the other "democratic" nations mostly supported the fascist regimes in Germany and Italy. This support was motivated by the twin threats to capitalist regimes posed by the Great Depression and the rise of the Soviet Union which forbid any significant private ownership of the economy. The latter's system of socialism was a blasphemy to the church in which capitalists worship.

The British ruling class was especially disturbed by any country that promoted socialist policies; and when the Soviet Union appeared, they viewed it as a threat to their system and Empire. But Germany didn't exactly follow the British script for them to head east through Czechoslovakia and destroy the Soviet system. Instead they invaded Poland which held defense treaties with Britain and France. The German government had just signed the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact with the Soviet Union which permitted the two powers to partition Poland between them. 
The allies have made much of that in their propaganda and the rewriting of the history of WWII. But having failed to form an anti-fascist alliance with the Western powers, the Soviets opted to gain time to prepare for the expected invasion of their country by Germany. As a result the Soviets in August of 1939 signed a non-aggression pact with Nazi Germany in which they would carve up Poland between themselves. Shorty thereafter the Nazis invaded Poland and formally started WWII.
After eight months of a phony war with Britain, Nazi Germany invaded France and the Low Countries, and it became clear to the British that Germany was a threat to the British Empire. It was then that British capitalists switched their support (Neville Chamberlain) from the imperialist policies of Germany and Italy to an organizing (Winston Churchill) of capitalist friends of British capitalists to protect their British Empire.

Germany initially overran France on other European countries and went on to attack Britain. The German capitalist ruling class was motivated by resentment that France and Britain demonstrated in the Versailles Treaty after WWI, and the overt fascists of the ruling German capitalist class soon represented a threat to the British Empire and their dominance in the world. WWII left Britain in ruins, so the British ruling class, and what remained of the Empire, teamed up with the American capitalists to form a new capitalist empire (they later added Israel) to counter the socialism found in the Soviet Union and to restore capitalist control of the world. And, as they say, the rest is history. (Read Big Business and Hitler by Jacques R. Pauwels for further information on this subject.)
Few are surprised that defenders of Julian Assange against the UK injustice system are misrepresented or excluded by imperialist country governments supported by all the disinformation outlets their countries' oligarchs control. However, scientists questioning public policy on COVID-19 find themselves marginalized not only by dominant liberal opinion but also by majority progressive opinion too. Eminent scientists like John Ioannides, Sunetra Gupta, Sucharit Bhakdi, Alexander Kekulé, Dolores Cahill and dozens of others find themselves in effect, if not disappeared, certainly generally excluded from public discussion.
  • Dr Kevin Corbett Interview 4th October 2020 by "David" who interviews Corbett from the Northern Exposure channel of YouTube. (Note: I don't know anything about Dr. Corbett other than what is provided in the interview, and I don't know anything about "David" who apparently lives in Scotland. I was impressed by Dr. Corbett's interesting comments, and I encountered similar arguments from a "Piece of Mindful" website entitled “Covid-19” = AIDS with emPHAsis.)
  • The Covidian Cult by C.J. Hopkins from his weblog Consent Factory, Inc. (Note: I haven't read the article to determine whether it is satire or cogent observations, but I'm impressed with this satirist so much that I'm posting it anyway. Hopkins is an American currently living in Germany.)
Sorry, but I've again run out time and energy to complete the list of websites that contain articles which I think are credible.  

Monday, October 12, 2020

Posts that I especially recommend today: Monday, October 12, 2020

Dr. Fuellmich of Germany discusses the findings of the International Corona Investigative Committee that was formed on July 10, 2020 by four lawyers. The committee is made up of lawyers, doctors, and scientists who together have reached the conclusion that COVID may well be the greatest crime against Humanity in history. They originally set out to determine ~ 
How dangerous is the virus, really? 
What is the significance of a positive test? 
What collateral damage has been caused by the corona measures in regards to the world’s health and economy?
  • The Shoddiness of ‘Big Think’ Media by Eric Zuesse from Strategic Culture Foundation. (My reaction: I'm not going to fault Zuesse from using the word "aristocracy" instead of "ruling class" which is my preference in the second to the last paragraph. Simply substitute his word for my preference and then the article becomes very insightful. The use of "aristocracy" is necessary in order to be published in any of today's prestigious websites because the phrase "ruling class" implies a Marxist influence which is verboten especially in the West. Apparently it doesn't matter how independent the websites are from Western capitalist publication sources. However, I know Zuesse well enough to conclude that he has been a faithful product of the American educational system. Still, his articles should be read because he reveals so much about the ruling class (excuse me, "aristocracy"😉).

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Posts that I especially recommend today: Sunday, October 11, 2020

Off-Guardian is running a series of posts that I have neglected because I was suffering from an overload of articles about articles from reputable sources that downplayed what I believe is an unreasonably hysterical reporting by corporate media on this pandemic. I'm referring to the first of a series of posts entitled "The Great Viral Debate" which essentially introduced the series in which two well-qualified experts, Tim Anderson, PhD and Prof. Denis Rancourt, debate the following proposition:

Does SARS-COV-2 merit suppression measures in order to combat the virus rather than the herd/community immunity approach?

On following days they present "opening statements" by the two experts (here and here). (I don't know if they will be posting additional series of articles focusing on additional arguments made by the two experts.) One part which I recommend to you, is rather lengthy video discussion between Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, with whom I was particularly impressed, and Dr. Zubin Damania, found at the end of one of these posts. Damania is a physician-comedian-host who has a channel (The ZDoggMD) on YouTube.

However, I did encounter one issue with Damania when I found a particular video as I sampled some of his videos on his channel. In this video he severely criticized Dr. Judy Mikovitz and the audience of "Plandemic 1 and 2" after googling Mikovitz. Mikovitz in one of the latter videos described her experiences with Dr. Fauci of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Damania doesn't cite his sources of information about Mikovitz.

I have had a recent experience with a person who has a Masters in Public Health. I recommended to her a video "1986: The Act" thinking that she would be interested in the content of this film. However, she, like Damania who googled Dr. Mikovitz, also googled the film, and found material totally discrediting the well-documented film. I asked her to supply the sources of her information and she reported Wikipedia, The Guardian, and some other obscure website. Because she was absolutely convinced of the validity of these sources, she refused to watch the film! This is typical of most educated (brainwashed) Americans who have spent considerable time being educated (indoctrinated) in universities. They are simply unaware of the conspiratorial nature of our ruling capitalist class, their filling of all commonly used information resources and media with their biases and propaganda, and much less of the major crimes they have committed all over the world.

I can't really vouch for all of my posts because it is becoming very difficult to sort out the truth from an ocean of lies. Edward Curtin has also encountered such difficulties, and he recently authored a book entitled Seeking Truth in A Country of Lies. I should read it. {Edited for clarity at 8:15 PM CT.)

  • Morning in Hell by John Steppling from Off-Guardian. (Note: I haven't read this article; but I have so much respect for this author, that I am listing it anyway.)

I've run out of time and energy to complete my perusal of 50 websites.