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 LappĂ©, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Posts that I especially recommend for Thursday, June 10, 2021

  • Global Pushback Against Tyranny Has Begun, a new (01:24:54 hr) film brought to you by Oracle Films posted by Dr. Joseph Mercola to remind you addicts of media corporations of another reality that they want you to remain ignorant of.
It is odd why a summarizing biography on Barrett seems to have disappeared, if it ever existed, from the internet. I found only one from an old post of mine. They continue their vendetta today just as they do to anyone who challenges the Empire's ruling class's myths regarding "reality". 
The promoters of the Empire studiously avoid mentioning censorship, and much prefer the newly coined phrase of "cancel culture", but it amounts to the same thing. I've noticed while reviewing my past articles by Barrett that frequently the YouTube videos had been "cancelled"
I think Barrett is a fanatic truth-teller; but because he has frequently suffered adverse consequences, especially to his career at the U. of Wisconsin, he has sought alliances elsewhere. One place he found was what I identify as old-fashioned conservatives like Ron Unz (and his weblog The Unz Review) to distinguish them from neoconservatives which have taken control of the US ruling class since the presidency of Ronald Reagan. As I wrote only last year (commentary for the last post), such people like Ron Unz represent an older segment of the capitalist ruling class:
... "paleoconservatives" (old-fashioned conservatives) in contrast to neoliberals [= neoconservatives], often referred to as "ziocons" (Don RumsfeldPaul WolfowitzRichard Perle, Dick Cheney, etc. most of whom were brought into government during Reagan's administration). Neoliberals or "ziocons" (because of strong Zionist influence) are favored by transnational capitalists who have aggressively pursued an empire compared to more nationalist conservatives who support national capitalist interests. [Trump was an older variety.] Neoliberals have taken over control of the Democratic Party, whereas the paleoconservatives are mostly found in the Republican Party, but there is little of substance to differentiate the two-party system of the capitalist ruling class.)
  • Tax evasion; Billionaires run the system featuring a commentary by Prof. Richard Wolff from RTAmerica. (The commentary comes after the narrator summarizes the finding of a ProPublica report.) My reaction: Surprise, surprise! (sarcasm)
  • Rep. Jayapal OPPOSES Voting On Her Own Bill! featuring Jimmy Dore exclaiming about Rep. Jayapal's explanation for not voting on her bill. My reaction: Dore exposes "Good Germans" from another would-be empire of the Third Reich which was backed by big German and international capitalists like the Krupps, Reimanns, Fords, Sloans, many British members of the Cliveden set, etc. Unfortunately (for them), the people of the Soviet Union put a stop to their criminal actions, while English-speaking members became more worried about the prospects of the British Empire being replaced by the Nazi's Third Reich. The British ruling class soon replaced Neville Chamberlain, who promoted appeasement policies to accommodate the Nazis, with Winston Churchill, a longtime visceral anti-Communist.