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 LappĆ©, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Posts that I especially recommend for Thursday, October 21, 2021

  • Fall 1941: Pearl Harbor and The Wars of Corporate America by Canadian historian Dr. Jacques R. Pauwels from Global Research. My reaction: I have read widely on WWII from original sources, and I recommend anything which Pauwels has written. I have frequently commented on how the capitalist ruling class has rewarded historians which have re-written history books to conform to their nefarious agendas.
This is hybrid warfare, which may include official censure, mass media disinformation campaigns, sanctions, financial strangulation by the IMF and World Bank, proxy war, special military operations, covert operations, state-of-the-art satellite intelligence, and/or drone bombing. We shouldn’t hesitate to call it war because this is how US wars will be waged going forward. It’s unlikely that the US will ever again make large troop commitments like those made in Iraq and Afghanistan, but it remains committed to perpetual war for global hegemony. 
 
My answer: Just about everywhere, that is, everywhere that capitalists seek profit and power, including against the unaware American people.
  • SECRET RECORDING: Exxon Exec Reveals How Politicians Are Bought featuring Jimmy Dore (11:27) commenting on a video by Channel 4 in the UK about an Exxon executive applying for a job in UK--from Dore's channel on YouTube. My reaction: Notice how one of the executives employed by YouTube comments on Dore's YouTube videos: 
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