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, November 10, 2021

Posts that I especially recommend for Wednesday, November10, 2021

  • What Is France Hiding in the Sahel? by Clinton Nzala from Mint Press News (based in Minneapolis). My reaction: I hesitated to post this article because Americans tend to ignore events in other countries. They do not see these events as related to their own issues and lives. But the latter definitely are related because the transnational ruling capitalist class is in control of the de-facto US/British/Zionist Empire, and as such, they oppress, exploit, and fool Americans as they do to people in other unfriendly or third-world nations. In this report we see that France sponsors terrorists while opposing Russia's help to fight against these terrorists. There is little doubt Americans have been, and are, experiencing ruling class terrorist-sponsored organizations (FBI, CIA, and other so-called secretive "intelligence" organizations) here in the USA. The ruling class uses these organizations to spread fear, and fear is only one primary weapon (ignorance is another one) used against working people.
  • 140 Degree Days Are Coming featuring Eugene Puryear in a podcast (11:26) reporting on a study from the journal Nature and two other topics from Breakthrough News.
  • Pfizer Whistleblower Exposes Compromised Vaccine Trial Research featuring Jimmy Dore from his channel on YouTube (16:44) mainly reads a report from the British Medical Journal citing many errors in the research done by Pfizer on their Covid vaccine. Dore also reads reports from other sources that are contrary, or raise questions, to what Fauci, corporate media, and other medical authorities advise. 
Philanthropies incubate and fund campaign groups and NGOs to serve particular narratives. Talking points embedded with fallacious logic are easily passed on and bolstered by access to market reach and attention metrics. Greta, AOC and XR are the three most significant examples of high-reach climate warriors. All three share a blind spot that has been crucial to controlling the narratives about what climate action should look like – they all completely ignored the output of the IPCC Working Group 3 (WG3) on mitigation.
  • Monday~Anomalies by John Allen from his weblog on Medium ($5 subscription required).