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

Monday, March 8, 2021

Posts that I especially recommend for Monday, March 8, 2021

  • The New Normal (Phase 2) by CJ Hopkins, a master satirist, who gives mostly a straight critical report from his weblog Consent Factory, Inc. of the conditions in Europe (a little in the US) regarding how the authorities are dealing with the pandemic and its significance. 
I don't like his framing of what I consider a subversion of the Democratic Party as left-right on the political spectrum. Terms like left and right refer to different classes under a class structure society. In the current era we see mostly capitalist structured societies. 
The right-wing capitalist agencies of the US/Anglo/Zionist Empire have used subversion of political parties as they have successfully used to subvert entire movements and nations. All they need to do is link benefits or money to the change of orientation to reflect capitalist interests and values. This is the secret of their success. 
Remember that most people are motivated by benefits and money they receive from a ruling class. This is the Thatcher principle that that defines a weakness of humans: "...there is no such thing as society. There are individual men and women, and there are families." This ignores the role of different benefits accrues to various social-economic classes under any class-structured society. A capitalist ruling class always, and necessarily, must obscure the role of classes in order to exploit other classes.
Capitalist ruling classes have often used this control over jobs and careers in a primary way to co-op people into activities that they would otherwise not engage in. This is especially true of highly educated people (upper-middle-class) 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 and beyond.
  • Return of the Leviathan: The Fascist Roots of the CIA and the True Origin of the Cold War [part 1 of 3] by Cynthia Chung from Strategic Culture Foundation. (Note: Chung bases her history of the growth of the CIA on original documents and other writers who did likewise which is the responsibility of every good historian. WWII was really fought by the British and their American allies to preserve the capitalist system and what was left of the British Empire, but they temporarily needed the Soviet Union to accomplish this. However, the history of this period has been re-written by propaganda hacks hired by the subversive cabal lodged in the State Department and Wall Street and their fake history has been subsequently taught in US schools, media, and Hollywood films. Most Americans and many others have no idea of the real history of this period. This project was intentionally undertaken after WWII to prepare Americans and others for the Cold War against the Soviet Union and their bureaucratically controlled socialist-type of economy, and to build a capitalist empire of their own in place of the Nazi's Third Reich. Her history dovetails nicely with my historical posts regarding WWII (see this and this).
  • Me and my doubts by Philip Roddis, a Brit, from his weblog Steel City Scribblings.
  • Going Dark Documentary Watch Party featuring Dr. Guy McPherson and his partner, Pauline Schneider, in a rather personal chat beginning about 2 minutes into the YouTube video. They go on to do a historical summary of his efforts to educate the public on his discovery (approximately 2012) that human life, and most other species, on planet Earth will soon come to an end, and finally answering questions at 47:25m until the end (1:32:30).