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

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Posts that I especially recommend for Tuesday, July 27, 2021

  • 💥WATCH: Perspectives on the Pandemic (30:40m) featuring Prof. Mark Crispin Miller (via an interview) in effect giving a lecture to us on propaganda and the historical roots of using propaganda to wildly place fears of the Covid pandemic and other projects of the Deep State. The article is from Off-Guardian. This is a best post. My reaction: The Deep State is an informal board of directors of the ruling capitalist class who spread exaggerated fears of the pandemic by their ownership of media corporations.
US corporate media has seized on the images of Afro-Cuban protesters to paint the demonstrations as an expression of explicitly racialized discontent. In an article headlined, “Afro Cubans at forefront of [Cuba’s] unrest,” the Washington Post quoted anti-government NGO’s and activists associated with the San Isidro Movement denouncing Black Lives Matter for its statement of solidarity with the Cuban revolution.

Left unmentioned by the Washington Post was the role of the US government in backing many of these same NGO’s and activists in a bid to weaponize the Cuba’s underclass. At the forefront of Washington’s strategy are two traditional CIA fronts: the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the National Endowment for Democracy (NED).

Though little known, the Korean Armistice Agreement and the war it holds in abeyance are a “still-present-past.” Their grip on contemporary U.S. Korea policy remains virtually uncontested because the truths of American self interest in the country’s longest war have been largely erased from public memory. July 27, 2021 is not ‘just another day.’ The current administration and especially the public at large need to take note of this anniversary date and recognize that the tortured history it signifies persists to this day. In fact, the Armistice Agreement itself called for negotiations forthwith to achieve a peace settlement in recognition of the impermanence of a truce. That requisite has languished since 1953. The time to fully abide it is now.
  • Recent Geopolitical Developments Point to a Better Future by James O’Neill, a former Barrister at Law in Australia, from New Eastern Outlook. (Note: The author points to facts-on-the-ground that clearly indicate that the imperialists of the de-facto US/Anglo/Zionist Empire are losing.)