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 LappĆ©, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Posts that I especially recommend for Thursday, September 23, 2021

  • šŸ’„Bombshell! Damning Evidence Leaked! by Chris Martenson, PhD, from his weblog PeakProsperity. This is a best post. (Note: Submitted to this website by Brad Fredricks.) My reaction: If this careful collection of evidence doesn't prove that Covid-19 was engineered, I don't know what does.
  • The Profits of War by William Hartung from TomDispatch. (Note: If you wish to skip the introduction by Engelhardt, the administrator of TomDispatch, you will need to scroll down to the article.) My reaction: This reminds me of the Vietnam War during which military generals constantly lied about progress during this awful war.
The surprise announcement of the new AUKUS alliance has predictably provoked an outcry from the European side of NATO, in particular France whose $90B plans with Australia were nixed without forewarning or mutual agreement. The entire fiasco only pushed the realization of a European continental army further along its path, a path that is all but inevitable and can only be either slowed or hurried by world events and political pressures.

As we wrote towards the end of August in ‘NATO’s Obsolescence’, the NATO alliance is coming undone and what we are seeing internationally is the rise of multipolarity.