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 LappĂ©, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Saturday, September 4, 2021

Posts that I especially recommend for Saturday, September 4, 2021

Note: Monday (Aug. 30) after I completed my posts, I watched on TV the tennis matches at the US Open. I realized how much I enjoyed watching tennis matches by expert players. So, I decided to wait until the 13th of September to take off on my road trips east from my home in southern Minnesota. I will go as far as New York state and possibly up into Vermont and across to Massachusetts.

I won't patronize any businesses that require papers to prove that I have been vaccinated because I haven't been. (I have enjoyed the longest streak of good health that I can remember, that is, outside of my balance problems I experienced in April.) Thus, I can't visit people in Nova Scotia and I won't go into New York City because authorities in both places require proof of vaccination.

Wednesday I received an email from someone who is living in Albuquerque (New Mexico) who has followed my website for over six years! However, I'm not going in that direction. But I could use more volunteers of regular readers of my website to meet along the way to the east coast. Hopefully, more will respond (goatmeal36@yahoo.com) before the 13th of September. I want to meet some of my regular readers over coffee, tea, or beer to get acquainted with them.

  • Want Regime Change with Plausible Deniability? Call Creative Associates International featuring Alan Macleod interviewed by Mnar Adley, founder of Mint Press News, reporting (36:21m) what he knows about this NGO and similar organizations functioning in foreign countries. (Note: The text following the YouTube video is a summary and overview of the actual interview.) My reaction: There appears to be a network of similar NGOs, funded by US taxpayers, doing what the CIA does: subversion of nations in the service of the transnational capitalist of the de-facto US/Anglo/Zionist Empire for the objective of controlling the world for the benefit of major capitalists. Macleod provides numerous details. In my informed opinion, what this transnational ruling class does internationally, they also do within the USA. However, I don't think that they have used NGOs domestically ... because they don't need to. The ruling class has already infiltrated and spread their influence (nearly 70 years ago) through every institution, particularly those whose mission is in part ideological: media, education, and entertainment. The startling success of their Covid-19 project is overwhelming evidence.