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

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Posts that I especially recommend for Thursday, March 25, 2021

  • 💥Why COVID Policies Are A War Against Humanity by Neenah Payne from Activist Post. This is a best post. (I only scanned this, but it provides so much good material and so many important links to documentation. I will read it carefully later.) My brief and later (at 6:36 PM CDT) commentary follows: 
Although I have some objections and qualifications regarding this post, I generally approve of the importance of this post. Regarding my objections and qualifications, I object to the sanctification of our "Founding Fathers" in the (38:49m) interview with Vera Sharav. The only member of the Founding Fathers who objected to some of actions of the rest of the ruling class at that time was Jefferson. But he also had slaves which were needed to furnish labor on his plantation. 
I also object to her propaganda-like allegations that (at 21:49m) the "same thing happened in Soviet regime and the Chinese regime". She has obviously been fed this information as indoctrination to hate the Soviet Union and Communist China. But what she directly experienced in Nazi Germany and the USA is undoubtedly true.
I don't know if this event is the global trade disrupting event that the author makes of it (with documentation), but it fits within his theory about the coming food crisis, fulfilling the Great Reset agenda, and that we should all plan to localize our food supply. It is the latter that I differ from him. 
I see a growing movement of contemporary activists that want to localize our lifestyles to cope with the transnational effort (neoliberalism) to globalize all trade and to supply our daily requirements by major corporations. This development (see also this and this) promises physical and other separations from the neoliberal agenda of advanced capitalist nations as a solution to all of our social problems. This is dead wrong.
Not only does it take away from efforts to topple capitalist regimes and replace them with real socialist systems, but it also supplies a wrong solution to most of the major problems confronting us: a world facing a global nuclear war, extreme economic inequality, and the presence of tiny self-serving ruling classes and dictatorial regimes.
  • New World Next Week with James Evan Pilato from The Corbett Report.

    After 10 Years of Civil War in Syria, US (Quietly) Declares Defeat but Won’t Go Home by Alan Macleod from Mint Press News. My reaction: US forces continue to occupy 1/3 of Syrian territory and bleed the Syrian economy of their precious oil resources. Maybe the ruling class has settled for a nation that is weak and unstable. It looks to me like the ruling class has turned much of its aggressiveness and rage from foreign affairs toward potential activist groups within the USA by promoting policies of surveillance and increasing onerous laws against their civil rights. 

  • Washington's Obsession with China Expands by Brian Berletic, an ex-Marine living with his family in Thailand, from his weblog Land Destroyer Report. (Note: Berletic reveals that the actions by the US government indicate that the primary concern of its foreign policy toward China is motivated by a concern to advance the profits US corporations and other transnational corporations under the control of the US/Anglo/Zionist Empire.) My reaction: This applies to all policies promoted by the Empire. It is the expression of neofascism (essentially governments corrupted by the promotion of power and profits by the Empire's ruling capitalist classes) which saw the replacement of the fascist nations led by Nazi Germany in the last century with the new US/Anglo/Zionist Empire since then.
In the ensuing days of meetings, it should not come as a surprise that very little in the way of serious conflict resolution occurred. In fact, the only solid points of agreement which the U.S. side would permit involved two joint protocols that fall perfectly into alignment with the Malthusian closed system objectives of the Great Reset agenda attempting to reign in a post-nation state world order in the wake of the oncoming economic meltdown.
Eric Zuesse agrees with Ehret in his latest article.
Haiti is heading for days of great misfortune. Haitians, for the most part, are increasingly convinced that the United Nations considers them as enemies to be eliminated. We are no longer in the conspiratorial scenarios in which Haitians were seen as prime targets by resentful Western leaders, thirsting for revenge for the 1803 defeat of the French generals at Saint-Domingue. For those readers who think it is inconceivable to claim that the United Nations intends to establish a regime of terror in Haiti, let them think again by looking at what has happened or is still happening in countries such as the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Iraq, Libya, Syria and, above all, in Egypt, where the arrival of the Muslim Brotherhood to power democratically led to a military coup and a very bloody repression (1).

The United Nations is trying to establish a regime of terror in Haiti. To prove it, ....