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, August 2, 2021

Posts that I especially recommend for Monday, August 2, 2021

  • August Will Be A Real Turning Point – Welcome To The Biggest Eviction Horror Show In U.S. History by Michael Snyder from Activist Post. My reaction: I agree with the author regarding his statement: "We are moving into deeply troubled times, and this wave of evictions has the potential to be a huge destabilizing force in our society." It will be interesting, to say the least, how the ruling class will handle this. It could cause further divisions among Americans, and I'm not sure our masters in the ruling class are ready for that.
  • 💥YouTube Pirate Streams featuring James Corbett, from his channel at Odysee, and Ryan Cristián of The Last American Vagabond discussing (25:41m) the various methods they have used to cope with censorship problems particularly from YouTube. Because alternative websites, independent journalists, and independent medical specialists have been experiencing severe censorship, this is a best post.
  • JCPOA: A Catalogue of Moving Goalposts by Alastair Crooke from Strategic Culture Foundation. My reaction: This former member of MI-6 (counterpart of Britain's CIA) argues that the Empire's strategy is "old hat" (def.), and he concludes with this insightful paragraph:
Iran will not ‘wait us out’, the U.S. official thunders. Really? Perhaps Iran will take a sojourn in the East, for a while, until America takes leave of the Middle East. The U.S. eventually will go ‘yes’, but Israel can’t. What happens there? Now that is a question …
My reaction: Right-wing Jews have flocked to the banner of Israel believing that the US/Anglo/Zionist Empire was invulnerable. Maybe they were wrong. 
  • Bioengineering Pathogens for Warfare Is Illegal — But Absent Enforcement, Nations Do It Anyway by Gary Samore from Children's Health Defense. My reaction: The author leaves out the history of US use of biological weapons in the Korean War. This was very well documented in the ignored book entitled This Must Be the Place by Dave Chaddock and by scores of US military prisoners who refused repatriation after the final ceasefire. I have no doubt that the US continues to do research on these weapons because of their record of subversive activities after the conclusion of WWII which include assassinations, the overthrow of governments (Chile and Ukraine are the worst examples), 9/11, phony wars on terror and drugs, the Covid pandemic, censorship, pervasive propaganda, etc. The amoral ruling capitalist class would murder their own mothers if they thought that it might lead to more profits and power.