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, November 20, 2020

Posts that I especially recommend today: Friday, November 20, 2020

  • The SPARS Pandemic of 2025: Echo Chambers and Vaccine Opposition by Derrick Broze from The Last American Vagabond.  (Note: The author provides us with examples of actual "games" that our ruling class run to anticipate problems, and solutions to these problems. One example: "In 2017, the Johns Hopkins Center of Health Security ran a simulation of a coronavirus pandemic known as SPARS. What can we learn from this exercise?")
  • The Next Crisis? from Computing Forever channel on YouTube. (Note: I don't want to spread awful rumors, but our masters in the transnational capitalist Deep State are already talking about another crisis.)
  • The Google Archipelago by Jimmie Moglia from "The Saker blog". My reaction: I regard the author's statement that "Zionist “elder brothers in the Abrahamic faith” own and control 90% or thereabouts of all communication media, printed, Hollywood, academia, radio-TV and Internet." as questionable, and he doesn't provide any documentation for it. It seems to me that transnational capitalists are "equal opportunity employers".

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Posts that I especially recommend today: Thursday, November 19, 2020

Corporatization, privatization, a shift from not-for-profit to for-profit health care, and the growth of investor-owned corporate health care have been dominant themes in the transformation of U. S. health care since the 1980s. We have seen a 3,000 percent growth in the numbers of administrators and managers [with their focus on profit] compared to a minimal growth in the numbers of physicians. [My insertion]
Since that time, we have seen lockdowns, an ongoing government-backed fear campaign, fundamental rights being stripped away, dissent censored, inflated COVID-19 death numbers and the use of a flawed PCR test to label perfectly healthy individuals as COVID-19 ‘cases’ in order to fit the narrative of a ‘second wave’. 
But, just for a moment, consider an alternative scenario… 
The government is extremely worried about a substance that could be contributing to a spiraling public health crisis that has been decades in the making. It has been detected in food and in urine. The government has therefore decided to carry out mass urine testing. It has found millions of ‘cases’. ....

But the government does nothing. It does not just do nothing but actively facilitates the marketing of this substance and collude with its manufacturers.  [Sorry for the inconsistent formatting.]

And the name of this ‘stuff’? Glyphosate, the world’s most widely used herbicide. The main culprit – Monsanto’s Roundup. But it is not just glyphosate. It is the cocktail of agricultural chemicals that have been in use for decades.
The Covid-19 pandemic has overwhelmed our species due to its impact on public health, but even more because of the depth of the economic depression it has unleashed, causing a social and employment disaster which plunges us into uncertainty.
The European Deep State follows the lead of the US/Anglo/Zionist Empire, of which they are an integral part. The author provides an illustration of an informal theme frequently used by the directors of the Empire first identified by journalist Vanessa Beeley that was going in Syria: problem, reaction, and solution. Currently they have initiated the problem (as yet unproven, but likely) of the covid-19 pandemic which adversely impacts public health and the economies of nations of the world, then their media corporations hype the threat which caused widespread fear, and finally, they offer solutions: highly profitable (for them) vaccines and the rest of the Great Reset package: digital money and authoritarian decisions (more censorship and surveillance) by major tech corporations. All of these programs are designed to enhance the profits and power of the transnational capitalist ruling classes in Europe, and offer the transnational capitalist class's solution to the climate crisis by depopulating "useless eaters" (people who don't contribute to the power and profits of the Empire and their corporations).
The design of the European Union, despite the propaganda and its founding myths, is not conceived to protect its citizens in general, let alone its working classes. Its cornerstones are the defence of the freedom of movement of capital and goods and, when and as appropriate, the mobility of people within its borders, to achieve more profitability and competitiveness for its companies. The aspects of cohesion it may contain do not counteracting [sic] this priority.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Posts that I especially recommend today: Wednesday, November 18, 2020

In the mid-1950s, his book The Sane Society [by Erich Fromm] suggested that insanity referred not simply to the failure by specific individuals to adapt to the society they lived in. Rather, society itself could become so pathological, so detached from a normative way of life, that it induced a deep-seated alienation and a form of collective insanity among its members. In modern western societies, where automation and mass consumption betray basic human needs, insanity might not be an aberration but the norm. [my insertion]
  • Why the military establishment backed Biden by Chloe Rafferty from Red Flag (based in Seattle). (My reaction: I disagree with only her last statements "And Joe Biden is the commander-in-chief. He is now the most dangerous man in the world." He shows early signs of dementia, and his usefulness to the ruling class has expired. He is only a virtual puppet of the ruling class, but then there is Kamala Harris to takeover.)
  • UN Announces Biometric Digital ID Wallet featuring Spiro Skouras from his channel on YouTube warning about what's coming under the Great Reset project. My reaction: Apparently the control freaks of the transnational (neoliberal) capitalist ruling class of the US/Anglo/Zionist Empire have decided to use their control of the United Nations to implement their plans of the Great Reset. If they succeed, we will be really in "deep shit" (def.).
  • 2020 -TOKYO’s Strange 3rd Wave Lockdown: A Walk-through, AGAIN posted by "Felix Rex" on his YouTube channel. (Note: Think of this as an opportunity to travel to Japan and being led through Tokyo's red light district by "Felix Rex" as a tour guide. Note that he is very careful not to offend YouTube administrators by voicing some of his opinions. One question I have, that I would to put to him, is why he selects this area of Tokyo.) My reaction: I notice from his comments at the end that he is also posting his videos on Bitchute, an alternative to YouTube, which doesn't censor videos. It might be worth a visit to his Bitchute videos. One such recent video I recommend is one entitled "Social Rot of VICTIMHOOD & Microaggression Culture".  
  • Demand That the UN Command Stop Infringing on Korea’s Sovereignty by Simone Chun from CounterPunch. (My reaction: This article furnishes evidence that the Empire largely controls the United Nations Organization. Based on extensive gathered through my long life, I think the capitalist directors of the Empire have accomplished this feat, and most others, via deception and bribes.)

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Posts that I especially recommend today: Tuesday, November 17, 2020

  • All Wars Must End! by Christopher Black from New Eastern Outlook (based in Russia, but international in writers whose articles they publish).
  • Social Media as a Weapon by Brian Berletic from his weblog Land Destroyer Report. (Note: Since Berletic "outed" himself recently, having used the pen-name "Tony Cartalucci" previously. He is currently using video clips to address issues, but still providing many references to back up his arguments. He, together with his family, has lived in Thailand for a least 10 years.) My commentary follows:
In this video clip, Berletic reveals how US social media-tech corporations such as Facebook and Twitter have functioned in Thailand and neighboring countries as a weapon to destabilize their governments and shape their policies to bring into alignment with US policies and political interests. 
I've argued many times that the neofascism as practiced by the US/Anglo/Zionist Empire has shaped classic fascism by greatly enhancing the manipulation of information that targeted populations receive. This weapon was first used in WWI, and to the surprise of their propaganda agents, the methods used were astonishingly successful in turning the American public from neutrality to active support for the USA to enter the war. They used propaganda to portray the Germans as diabolical people. After the war, these same techniques were used, and developed, in advertising to motivate consumers to purchase the many products of corporations.

The Nazis also used propaganda to motivate their populations to go to war; but because the science of propaganda was still rudimentary, Nazis mostly relied on force or the threat of force. This is the classic view of Nazism which current Empire propagandists try so hard to differentiate from today's rule. I've tried throughout the more than 10 years of blogging to describe this process. (See this commentary, for example.) But our capitalist masters didn't stop there--they rewrote history, and their concentration of wealth and power of the post-WWII years brought increased control over jobs and careers. Those that didn't subscribe to their agendas were left to dead-end jobs or to starve to death, and those that contributed to their agendas were well remunerated and enjoyed comfortable careers.
Fascism is predominately the last stage of capitalism, and it depends on methods of control of populations. I argue that it matters not what forms this control takes--whether it is accomplished through the threat of force or control of information or the manipulation of information that a population is permitted to access--it is still fascism. Censorship is increasing exponentially. But our masters have methods beyond the mere access to information: they have used psy-ops to create chaos and fear in their populations which makes it easier for them to impose policies that increase their control over populations. I choose to call these advanced methods "neofascism". To be sure, the directors of the Empire continue to use the threat of violence to ensure a population's compliance when their propaganda techniques fail to work. 
A contemporary writer by the name of Gabriel Rockhill seems to have a real grasp of this neofascism, but he chooses to call it plain fascism. I recommend to you the following posts featuring his articles:
Fascism: Now You See It, Now You Don’t!;
Liberalism and Fascism: Partners in Crime; The U.S. Did Not Defeat Fascism in WWII, It Discretely Internationalized It; Liberalism & Fascism: The Good Cop & Bad Cop of Capitalism; A Counter-History of Fascism and Liberalism

Monday, November 16, 2020

Posts that I especially recommend today: Monday, November 16, 2020

  • AOC is WRONG About Biden's Chief Of Staff! featuring Jimmy Dore of the Jimmy Dore Show (via his YouTube channel) sarcastically commenting on the latest Biden appointment as Chief of Staff. (Note: Dore only gets around to AOC's (prominent Democrat Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez) Tweet at 8:00m in which she approves of Biden's choice.) My commentary follows: 
The Deep State's (essentially the capitalist board of directors that determine the real policies of our government) choice for president is a sociopath, and it is perfectly understandable that he chooses other sociopaths (also read this) to head the Deep State's government. I think that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has realized that serving the Deep State is a highly advantageous way to advance one's career in government. But, as many others object by saying, they wanted the other fascist gang to control "our" government! I hate to disillusion Trump supporters by revealing that the main ruling class represented by the Deep State never lost control of the government, only its largely titular head. They continued their control of the military, the vast network of "intelligence" organizations, most of Congress, the Supreme Court, and many other institutions similar to their control of media corporations.
With the concentration of greenhouse gases rising by approximately 47% during the last century and a half, faster than almost any observed rise in the Cenozoic geological record, the term “climate change” refers to an extreme shift in state of the atmosphere-ocean system. The greenhouse gas rise and temperature rise rates are faster than those of the K-T mass extinction, the Paleocene-Eocene extinction and the last glacial termination.

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Posts that I especially recommend today: Sunday, November 15, 2020

  • Hammer and Scorecard: Big Tech’s Drive to End Democracy by Matthew Ehret from The Canadian Patriot. (Note: I noticed that I could not access the article from FRN where I first encountered this article, but I could from Ehret's website The Canadian Patriot. I reported this incident to FRN, and I got a reply that they thought the Deep State has been active again censoring information.) My reaction to the article: I see that many alternative media sites are posting articles challenging the election of Biden/Harris. I have no direct interest in this battle between fascists factions, but hopefully the outcome will result in Americans questioning the election results, and, hopefully, to eventually discover that their much ballyhooed "democracy" is a sham designed to deceive them like many other shams.
  • Pandemic Panhandling Update by David Rovics from Dissident Voice. (Note: I thought it would be good to hear from someone totally immersed in the gig economy.)