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, September 27, 2021

Posts that I especially recommend for Monday, September 27, 2021

  • EXPLOSIVE Truth About Vaccines & COVID w/Inventor Of mRNA Vaccine Technology featuring Dr. Malone, the inventor of mRNA vaccines, who addresses the current push (via conditional mandates (if workers want to keep their jobs) and orders to military personnel from government officials to have everyone vaccinated with experimental vaccines that have mRNA technology, interviewed by Jimmy Dore via his channel on YouTube (01:14:55) to explain Malone's opposition to such technology. My reaction: YouTube does everything it can to discourage you from listening to Dr. Malone's explanation by statements like "Get the latest information from the CDC." and  "See More Resources on Google." This is not the first specialist who has argued against the CDC's policies. Vaccine scientist and virologist Geert Vanden Bossche also is in opposition. Many others highly trained scientists are (in opposition), but they are being censored by compromised government bureaucrats and from any media controlled by the ruling capitalist class claiming that their policies represent "science". What is more damning is that the capitalist ruling class through its media are now projecting onto China what they have been doing all along--engaging recklessly in research which the USA is doing intentionally--engaging in the secret development of biowarfare weapons (read Nicholas Baker's book entitled Baseless: My Search for Secrets in the Ruins of the Freedom of Information Act and Dave Chaddock's book entitled This Must Be the Place).
  • NEA [National Education Association] World Order by John Klyczek from Unlimited Hangout. (Note: My insertion)
Does this struggle against China make sense? Can America, whose economic and financial system today is highly precarious, afford to bludgeon China into adverse economic straits also? Can an America that off-shored much of its manufacturing capacity to China, for short-term profit, afford the de-coupling? Do American corporate leaders truly share the view that the (inevitable) consolidation of economic power in Asia imperils American prosperity, and that its consolidation would shatter their imperial outreach, dollar-based order? Possibly they do. They do fear it.
Escobar rightly assesses that “today, it is…the specter of a Russia-China-Germany entente that terrorizes the Hegemon as the Eurasian trio capable of sending American global domination to the dustbin of History.”
Truly, tectonic changes are happening before our eyes, and today I just want to list some of them but without going to deep into specific analyses, that I plan to do later in the coming weeks. But just looking at this list is impressive enough, at least for me.
  • Corporate media stirred global terror hysteria to push postwar hostility toward new Afghan govt by Gareth Porter from The Grayzone. My reaction: The only thing that I disagree with Porter is his sub-headline "The media’s latest ahistorical freak-out over Afghanistan is further evidence of its de facto merger with the U.S. national security state". As I see it, the concentration of wealth (and power) has enabled the capitalist ruling class to take complete control of the media--it is not a merger.
This post's author is described at the end of the article as a "libertarian conservative" which means, like all contemporary anarchists, that he doesn't see beyond the government. This means, in turn, that he is in favor of small capitalism. The trouble with small capitalism is that it inevitably grows to big capitalism that controls the government and all other institutions as we see today in the presence of the transnational empire--the US/Anglo/Zionist Empire. 
But I think Tate has a valid point: the tendency of the general public is restoring normalcy, but they are naive. I think that this is a possibility (shutting down the internet) given the setbacks that the US/Anglo/Zionist Empire has experienced in the last decade. Given the ignorance of the general public and their compliance with pandemic mandates like good-little fascists, this would be a possible next step for a desperate ruling transnational capitalist class in order to maintain their Empire in the face of growing doubts about this class's pandemically-inspired mandates on the internet. But this would also affect ordinary business operations, too! And, this possibility also does not take into consideration the disintegration of the Empire (see this). Thus, I don't consider it a probability, but it is a possibility for the US capitalist ruling class.