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

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Posts that I especially recommend for Wednesday, October 13, 2021

  • The Emerging Totalitarian Dystopia featuring an interview with Mattias Desmet, Psychotherapist and Professor of Clinical Psychology at Ghent University conducted by Patrick Dewals, a person identified in another post, as a political philosopher and author--from Internationalist 360°. (Note: This interview has been posted a number of times in various websites since it was conducted earlier this year. I always try to post an original post, but in this instance I felt I was taking too much time finding it.) My brief commentary follows: 
My view takes a sociological view of this phenomenon. In this view, I consider always a class structure influenced by my life experience and with Marxist literature. As I see it, the above psychologist takes an elaborate psychological explanation for a much simpler sociological event.
I see it, as my frequent followers might know, as a growing consciousness of ruling classes of major capitalists to the climate crisis that we have long entered. At some level they are aware that they have caused this crisis, but they will do everything they can to solve it for this class. This has caused our masters in the ruling classes to various acts of desperation as follows. 1) We see desperate attempts by billionaires to explore space leading to a desire to escape this planet and resettle on some other planet. 2) We see them engineering a virus that will result in a population reduction. 3) We see them coming up with fantasies like the Great Reset. 4) Meanwhile, we daily see them preparing for war against China and/or Russia in order to dominate their adversaries and rule (control) the world.
The first three are fantastic solutions that are desperate attempts to arrive at a solution for the ecological crisis that they have created by their system of capitalism. But, according to many scientists such as retired Professor Guy McPherson, it is too late to save life forms on our planet Earth. He and Dr. Tao have more recently found solutions that might save life on Earth, but their solutions are thoroughly incompatible with the interests of capitalist ruling classes and therefore the solutions won't be considered by them.
It is of critical importance that we recognize ruling classes. They are in varying control of every institution that exists in their societies. The current capitalist class has achieved the most control found in the history of humans. The ultimate solution is to eliminate ruling classes and replace them with socialist societies, and these two had been the objectives of this website from its origins. It appears that humans will accomplish neither.
  • Is the U.S. Justice System Taking a Back Seat to ‘Black Privilege? by Robert Bridges from Strategic Culture Foundation. My reaction: This post is tapping onto the latest effort by our masters in the ruling class to get behind what passes for left-wing culture in the USA. It is all fake. This post is remarking on the new fake "woke" culture (including critical race theory) that the ruling class has created, in addition to "cancel culture" (which tries to popularize censorship) in order to appeal to what constitutes nowadays the left-wing in the USA. I first noticed this in the frequent TV ads featuring African-Americans. The ruling capitalist class is trying to, and succeeding to a large extent, to seduce more educated Americans who have been subject to many years of indoctrination of anti-racism and anti-sexism in colleges and universities. In future postings, I will illustrate that this is a correct interpretation of what is currently occurring.
  • This ‘Critical Race Theory’ (CRT) is a subdivision of Critical Theory itself. By Joaquin Flores from Strategic Culture Foundation. My reaction: Although Flores overanalyzes this phenomenon, this is generally an example of critical race theory as an attempt to seduce more educated Americans. However, I particularly object to his analysis that sees the historical origins of this phenomenon as being in the far-left.
The following posts are selected by Brad Fredricks (and his reactions, commentaries, etc.) for this website:
  • Augason Farms to CEASE OPERATIONS for 90 Days from The Organic Prepper. My take: The growing crisis of severe food shortages is hitting all levels. The elites shut down the global supply chain they own, asking people to live with less while coupling the shutdown with an incredibly conveniently timed inflationary period. This means, oddly, they will be able to sell the public fewer food items, while keeping the same profits. The unfed masses will become unruly, and further radicalized, favoring the seeds of revolution further.
Chris Martenson reviews the history of mass psychosis, arguing that we are in one now. Cementing his position is the backdrop of people advocating for the restriction of work, travel, and even one's ability to get married, all based on unproven vaccines that are leaving a trail of dead victims from heart attacks and myocarditis. 
We are indeed in a global period of mass-psychosis where those countering the preferred narratives of big governments and their corporate overlords are made into social pariahs.