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

Friday, October 15, 2021

Posts that I especially recommend for Friday, October 15, 2021

  • AOC's Ridiculous Word Salad Over Israel Funding Vote featuring Jimmy Dore, using Dore's on YouTube (08:47), and others comment regarding AOC's explanation of her vote regarding Israel. My reaction: Dore often exposes "progressive" sounding members of Congress to show how they serve the ruling class.
  • Kellogg's Workers Strike During Record-Breaking Profits featuring Jimmy Dore's channel on YouTube (13:07) explaining what corporate media omits: Kellogg corporation along with other corporations, are trying to use the "divide and conquer" strategy to crush worker protests. 
  • Did Nuland's trip to Russia do more harm than good? featuring Rick Sanchez via RT America's channel on YouTube (07:10) regarding Victoria Nuland's visit on the way to Russia coincident with snipers targeting Shia and Hezbollah protest demonstrators in the context of understanding US's foreign policy. My commentary follows:
The basic problem with Sanchez's (and others) understanding of the basic conflict between Russia and other nations (China, Iran, Venezuela, Nicaragua, et al) is that his understanding of history is limited to post-WWII history. He doesn't see what I see as I succinctly explained in a previous essay that a cabal of powerful capitalists (mostly in the State Department--FDR was especially worried about them) saw an opportunity starting in 1940 to link up with Great Britain's capitalists to rule the world. They saw the replacement of Nazi Germany, which they favored before WWII, and then set up to crush the bureaucratically-run economy (that outlawed private enterprise beyond family businesses) of the Soviet Union under Stalin. 
The transnational cabal of British and American capitalists saw that the monstrous and powerful regime, they caused to arise in Germany, as too powerful especially when Germany attacked (Great) Britain during the beginning of WWII. They foresaw a defeat of Britain. The only solution was a combined merger of Britain with the USA as I outlined in my essay. This dovetailed nicely with the views of FDR. 
This limited view of history is today true of most dissidents on the web and off. This is no accident. The capitalist ruling class has controlled colleges and universities, like all other institutions, to favor this limited interpretation. That was what the McCarthy period immediately after the war was essentially all about: via their pogroms during the McCarthy period to excise from intellectuals any hint of knowledge of this along with that of class warfare in a capitalist nation that necessarily has a class-structured society.

After faithfully serving the US and British combined Empire (which set them up as Israel in Palestine), right-wing Jewish internationals known as Zionists joined the Empire in 1967. Victoria Nuland, her husband, and other "neocons" are, and have been, serving the Empire ever since WWII and the Empire's de-facto acceptance of Israel to the Empire. 
Thus, I agree with Sanchez's suspicions, but not his limited understanding of history. I also suspect that Nuland's trip to Russia was only a ruse to cover for her trip to Lebanon.

The following posts are selected by Brad Fredricks (and his reactions, commentaries, etc.) for this website:

The unspoken ultimate goal is the creation of the totally subservient slave. Interestingly, the origin of the word Robot is from the Czech, Robota, or "forced labor". This comes from the Slavic root word, "Rab", which means slave.

The end of the game of Monopoly brings about one winner, this winner's goal is to keep the players interested as long as possible, as it is often clear who wins the game very early on. As the robots are created for governments who have long since been controlled by the Elites, one must ask how this game will end.

Where is the global cry for the immediate cessation of autonomous robotic weapons? Is it not obvious enough that this will not end well for anyone? Or, making this more practical, has anyone not realized that the privately owned corporations making these weapons are owned by a small hand of power that can just as easily program their death dogs to destroy anyone who stands in their way?
In what must be a surprise to some, and a cold slap of reality to others, Merck, who has panned the use of Ivermectin, yet copied its exact working mechanism to fight/ treat/ prevent SARS-COV2, all funded by the US Public, is now going to sell it back to the public, at 40x the cost of the drug they were already paid to make.

While the public is drunk on mass-psychosis narrative operations, it seems they're not paying attention to the evidence at hand. The Elites are running amok. Despite the suspicious nature of all the events surrounding COVID, one thing is crystal clear. The pandemic has made Big Pharma super-rich, and further cemented their cash on hand used to bribe the very politicians elected to protect the people.
The Man Who Knew Too Much! via Independent POV's channel on YouTube (1:08:02). My commentary follows:

Director Michael Oswald release his full-length documentary, a well-timed exposé on how the British Government ran domestic psychological operations on its own people, and immediately began to discredit those telling the truth. 

In time, people usually figure out the lies and the truth. Often, those that perpetrated them are long gone, turned to dust, but the fragments of their crimes remain a scar on the realities people live daily. 

Long ago the Elites discovered they can pretty much say and do anything, so long as they can re-enforce the narratives. Oswald's film highlights the importance of public vigilance, and to question everything.