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 30, 2020

Posts that I especially recommend today: Friday, October 30, 2020

  • I’m Really Sorry Redux by Edward Curtin from his weblog Behind the Curtain. (Note: Curtin joins CJ Hopkins in writing a parody of media corporations which are filled with reports blaming people for engaging in conspiracy theories. Furthermore, media corporations exist to protect us from fake news by censoring any information that one might pickup in order to create a conspiracy theory that suggests that our government (or ruling class) is engaged in conspiracies! Read this and laugh because it is very much tongue-in-cheek. The article is perfect to prepare you for the next several posts.)
  • The Darkest Winter by Derrick Broze from The Last American Vagabond. (In a addition to the essay which reports on the test exercise Event 201, this includes a 12:57m video.)
  • When You Don’t Know Who To Vote For featuring JP Sears, a comedian, who doesn't know who to vote for, but he is told he must vote--from a 4:21m video posted from his YouTube channel.

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Posts that I especially recommend today: Thursday, October 29, 2020

  • Election Special: Pre-Planned 2020 Election Chaos and the “New 9/11” (Part 1) from The Last American Vagabond. (Note: I am posting this because Whitney Webb joins Ryan Cristián in discussing the topic in a two hour and 27 minute discussion. I have in the past resisted posting the latter's "Daily Show" because he has a case of "diarrhea of the mouth" in which he takes so much of our time to review current events. I have only listened to about 20 minutes, but I intend to listen to the rest of the discussion later. However, I view Whitney Webb's knowledge as a veritable encyclopedia of Empire's Deep State agents (CIA, Israeli, other secret government agencies, and/or outsourced to private corporations) events, and her statements are all based on extensive research.) 
General Note: Because of the many deceptions by the ruling class in their Great Reset project, I have neglected one of the main themes of this website--climate destabilization. This selection of posts will only partially make up for this interruption.
  • Post-doom with Michael Dowd from Dowd's YouTube's channel "thegreatstory". (Note: Michael Dowd discusses with Paul Beckwith, a Canadian climate scientist, in an approximately one hour interview, the latter's take on future events relating to the climate crisis that we may expect happen. You should not miss this best post.)

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Posts that I especially recommend today: Tuesday, October 27, 2020

The folks at GloboCap are no fools. They know they can’t remake the world into one big happy neo-feudal marketplace without breaking a few proverbial eggs … and not just in those “terrorist” countries, but everywhere, throughout the global capitalist empire. And that is exactly what they intend to do. So, they needed a new official narrative to justify all the broken eggs.

They haven’t settled on an official slogan yet. “The New Normal,” “The Great Reset,” “The Green New Deal” … they’re all just trial balloons at this point. It doesn’t really matter what they call it. It amounts to a new type of totalitarianism. As I noted in my previous column, “[i]t isn’t national totalitarianism, because we’re living in a global capitalist empire, which isn’t ruled by nation-states, but rather, by supranational entities and the global capitalist system itself.” But it is totalitarianism nonetheless.
  • How Big Tech seduced the Left by Geoff Shullenberger from Unherd (a website based in Britain). My reaction: The author largely doesn't offer an argument as "to how" this development took hold in America. I think it was accomplished to a considerable extent by fear campaigns in recent times such as 9/11, the War of Terrorism, and finally the covid-19 "pandemic". Digital technology like technology in general can be used to the benefit of humans or their enslavement. Under advanced capitalism, otherwise known as fascism, it is the latter which is implemented
Note: The following three articles illustrates that government agencies do not have your interests in mind when they formulate public policies that are based on scientific research. Rather they serve solely the interests of corporations. This is another characteristic of advanced capitalism.

Monday, October 26, 2020

Posts that I especially recommend today: Monday, October 26, 2020

General note: There was only one post, the first post, that I found today. (Note: I have added a post at 11:48 AM CT.) But, together with several posts from as recent as Friday that I didn't get to, my recommendations for today are the following:

  • Scott Atlas: I’m disgusted and dismayed. This post features a video interview with Dr. Scott Atlas, recently appointed as senior advisor to the President, posted on the Unherd website that is based in Britain. I thought we should hear from this prominent figure regarding the pandemic.
  • Washington’s Long War on Syria: An Update by Stephen Gowans, a Canadian, from his weblog What's Left. (I've posted two articles--see above--by Gowans because I believe he is a top geopolitical analyst. I've neglected the international scene due to the shenanigans regarding the pandemic going on in the USA and throughout the Empire.)

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Posts that I especially recommend today: Sunday, October 25, 2020

Curtin quickly disposes of the current election scene as a giant distraction, and goes on to examine the most serious issue of all: the fascination of power over people that drives humans to commit all sorts of immoral acts against their fellow humans.  
Edward Curtin is a contemporary of mine and as an academic, much more well-read than I have been able to accomplish. But his experience of growing up in a society than promised much in the way of democracy and equality, but in reality, hid a growing fascist threat in the USA over the past 70 years is the same as mine. The fascist puppeteers of the current capitalist ruling class are hidden behind the curtain of distractions such as the "debate" between puppets. The ruling capitalist class have managed to conceal their dastardly deeds of their increasing power over the citizens of this country and much of the world. Now this power is clearly demonstrated for all to see in their laws which require nearly all citizen of the planet Earth to behave according to the diktats of a corrupt UN health agency, an agency corrupted by their power (in the form of money) to stoke up this fearsome "pandemic" which is an excuse to remove from us all remaining freedoms. They have used the profound fear of death to accomplish this.

As a result, the title suggests how all these phenomena are related: death, money, and the much ballyhooed debate. Curtin's name for his weblog is what he is all about: exposing the puppet show for what it is, or in other words, a major contribution to the exposing of fake scenarios, much like the media stories related to the coronavirus pandemic, the assassinations in the 1960s, the strange events that occurred in "9/11", the anthrax attacks of members of Congress, and the subsequent removal of many civil liberties. The article is deserving of study by those young people who still have questions and doubts about the current ruling class's handling of the coronavirus pandemic. It is far much more about this than the title suggests: the debate between Trump and Biden. It is ultimately about power that a tiny class of humans has over the rest of humanity.

Curtin's main thesis of the article is the implication for humans given their consciousness of death as a termination of individual lives. He examines this theme as a way to understand the fascination with power that has driven the actions of the fascist core of the capitalist ruling class over the past 70+ years since WWII. His inclusion of one link is monumental in this effort, that is, the interview that Lars Schall gave with Canadian Graeme Green in 2015. You simply must read this interview to understand what he is driving at. (In 2015 I also posted the interview from a website that no longer exists.)

I think that his main theme of understanding their drive for power is less important, especially for young people, than an understanding of the overwhelming evidence of the enormous threat of the concentration of power (along with wealth) by the ruling capitalist class, otherwise known as fascism. Old guys like Curtin and I have fought all our lives against this growing fascism and have largely resigned ourselves to this threat. We have mostly given up the fight against it, and now only attempt to explain it. But younger people haven't had this experience, and they should be given the knowledge gained from fighting this threat so that they can carry on the fight against fascism.
This an 18:50m video which features an impassioned speech by Kennedy to arouse the public to the defense of free speech, free assembly, and all the other freedom supposedly guaranteed by the US Constitution. He comes from a liberal viewpoint (in today's conventional sense) with its emphasis on civil liberties spelled-out in the Bill of Rights in the Constitution which I think was only accepted by the early capitalist ruling class to establish their control over the new nation. They have never taken civil rights seriously, and have violated them endless times over the centuries. Kennedy does not understand the basic contradiction of class rule with civil liberties. 
However, I think we can join his fight because the fight for these freedoms is our fight: certainly the fight for civil liberties such as freedom of expression and all the other civil liberties. But, while we are fighting for these freedoms, we can also fight for a social-economic system which inherently features equality in all respects: freedom from want, opportunities to participate in major issues--not only civil issues, but economic issues which are an essential part of our lives. To do this, we must eliminate a class system based on the private ownership and control of our economy.