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

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Posts that I especially recommend for Saturday, September 25, 2021

Federal employees sharing their uncensored thoughts and experiences about the vaccines not working and causing adverse effects greater but unwilling to come out, is not a surprise.

Surviving Capitalism, in modern America, is about going along with the narratives the elites decide, without question, without hesitancy. The Federal Government is hostage to corporations and those financiers that profit from them, and nearly all the employees know this, but carry on in order to be able to live.

Capitalist censorship in the time of COVID has resulted in the rise of a cult-like faith in the neoliberalized left, that their "Science" is supreme, and it is blasphemy to challenge their narratives in a search for evidence and information--just trust big-brother.
  • A Parable of (All-American) Violence by Kelly Denton-Borhaug from TomDispatch. (Note: If you wish to skip the introduction by Engelhardt, the editor of TomDispatch, you will need to scroll down to the article.)
... too few in this country have absorbed the truth about the misplaced violence that characterized our occupation of Afghanistan. Our culture remained both remarkably naïve and blindly arrogant when it came to widespread assumptions about our violent acts in the world that only surged thanks to the further militarization of this society and the wars we never stopped fighting.
My reaction: Most Americans continue to obtain information from mainstream media that is owned and controlled by the capitalist ruling class just like they follow guidelines advocated by the CDC, a government health agency controlled by the ruling class.
  • The Release Of Meng Wanzhou's Is A Small But Decisive Victory For China by Bernhard, a German independent blogger, from his weblog Moon of Alabama. (Note: You may also be interested in this concise version as reported by Rick Sanchez in this podcast (the first 07:46m) via RT's channel on YouTube.) My reaction: This is how the US/Anglo/Zionist Empire functions to punish individuals for sanctions imposed by major banks, under their control, against Iran. But, in this case, the operation appears to have backfired.
So in the end we’re back to…the Scythians. The prevailing neo-Eurasia concept revives the mobility of nomadic civilizations – via top transportation infrastructure – to connect everything between Europe and Asia. We could call it the Revenge of the Heartland: they are the powers building this new, interconnected Eurasia. Say goodbye to the ephemeral, post-Cold War US unipolar moment.